Arts, Dining & Entertainment

FOLA classics series concludes with 1967 film “The Graduate”

Courtesy FOLA

Dustin Hoffman stars as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 film, “The Graduate.”

Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.—LUDLOW— FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will present the 1967 classic “The Graduate” as the final film in its Classics of the 60s film series on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

“The Graduate” is a 1967 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. A plot of this classic film follows its protagonist’s transition into adulthood. The film tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and then falls in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

The movie was a critical success as well as a financial one. It also introduced the Simon and Garfunkel song, “Mrs. Robinson.”

The film is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water will be provided. The Town Hall is located at 37 Depot St., Ludlow. For more information, call 802-228-7239 or visit

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