Being There
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine

Rated PG | Runtime 2 hours & 10 minutes

Simple-minded Chance (Peter Sellers), a gardener who has resided in the Washington, D.C., townhouse of his wealthy employer for his entire life and been educated only by television, is forced to vacate his home when his boss dies. While wandering the streets, he encounters business mogul Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas), who assumes Chance to be a fellow upper-class gentleman. Soon Chance is ushered into high society, and his unaffected gardening wisdom makes him the talk of the town.

Presented as part of the Auteurs series spotlighting Hal Ashby in the month of August.



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Being There
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine

Rated PG | Runtime 2 hours & 10 minutes

Simple-minded Chance (Peter Sellers), a gardener who has resided in the Washington, D.C., townhouse of his wealthy employer for his entire life and been educated only by television, is forced to vacate his home when his boss dies. While wandering the streets, he encounters business mogul Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas), who assumes Chance to be a fellow upper-class gentleman. Soon Chance is ushered into high society, and his unaffected gardening wisdom makes him the talk of the town.

Presented as part of the Auteurs series spotlighting Hal Ashby in the month of August.













































































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