Breaking the Fourth Wall: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
In cooperation with Curious Theatre Company
USA, 1966, 131 Minute Running Time
Breaking the Fourth Wall is a collaborative effort between the Denver Film Society and Curious Theatre Company to bridge the gap between theater, film and issues facing society today.
This film plays great before or after watching GOD OF CARNAGE, at Curious Theatre April 27-June 8!
After his successful direction of the Broadway hits Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple, Mike Nichols made his filmmaking debut with this outstanding and still-powerful screen adaptation (by Ernest Lehman) of Edward Albee's taboo-shattering play. In their fourth film together (and by far their finest), Richard Burton and Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor play a New England couple whose marriage hangs by a thin thread of self-deception, vicious verbal jousting, and embittered mutual need. George Segal and Sandy Dennis (who also won an Oscar) play the younger, unsuspecting couple who awkwardly witness the devastating rivalry of their hosts. Handling adult themes with intelligence and forceful dramatic impact, this was the film that finally shattered Hollywood's self-censoring Production Code with commercially successful results. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
DIRECTOR: Mike Nichols
Screenwriter: Ernest Lehman
Principal Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis