By ALEXANDRA REGUEIRO
ATTENTION UF SENIORS/RECENT GRADS: Do you worry about your future? Do you revel in scandal? Do you love the Hipp? Man, do we have the movie for you.
This week, the Hipp Cinema will be screening “The Graduate.” In this landmark film, suburbanite Benjamin Braddock worries about his future while simultaneously participating in a scandalous affair with the wife of his father’s business partner, Mrs. Robinson. The affair deepens Ben’s what-am-going-to-do-with-my-life confusion until he meets the girl of his dreams. Problem solved, right? Wrong! The girl of Ben’s dreams is Mrs. Robinson’s charming daughter, Elaine. If it wasn’t obvious, Ben has a type.
Juicy stuff, no? Mike Nichols directed “The Graduate” along with Hipp-favorite “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” These films are arguably the most iconic of the 1960s, and their outrageous turmoil still holds up today.
This hilarious, coming-of-age classic will have you asking yourself if your dad’s friend is hitting on you or if you’re just paranoid. (Hint: You’re paranoid. Please don’t make moves on your parent’s peers, for the love of God.)
Get caught up in Ben and Mrs. Robinson’s drama at the Hipp starting Friday, July 7! Get your tickets by calling (352)375-4477 or visiting http://thehipp.org/event/the-graduate/.
P.S. The Hipp is trying to seduce you.