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In 2009, MoMA hosted the first museum retrospective of films by the great Mike Nichols. An accomplished performer (most notably alongside Elaine May) and renowned stage director, Nichols was, above all, a great American filmmaker. The laughs or tears in a Nichols film are always born of something tangible, with authentic actions leading to comprehensible results. He invited us to connect with our own devastating, illuminating humanity. In celebration of the new biography Mike Nichols: A Life, by Mark Harris, we are pleased to revisit Nichols’s legacy with selections from his early work, a career-reviving midcareer film (Silkwood), and two examples of his late output, including the 2003 adaptation of Angels in America.
Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.