'The Graduate' Hits Theaters To Celebrate The Iconic Film's 50th Anniversary

In celebration of The Graduate's 50th anniversary this year, the landmark coming-of-age dramedy starring Dustin Hoffman will return to theaters across America this month thanks to Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The celebration will kick off on April 8th at the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where audiences will be treated to the new 4K restoration of the film with special guest Buck Henry, who co-wrote the screenplay with Calder Willingham.

Unfortunately, Simon and Garfunkel won't be around to play 'Mrs. Robinson,' 'The Sound of Silence' or other tunes that made the The Graduate soundtrack as famous as the film itself. 

Don't worry if you can't make that screening this weekend. The restoration will then be screened at 700 multiplexes across the country as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series on April 23 and 26. (You can buy tickets here and check out the festival schedule here.)

If you haven't seen 'The Graduate,' chances are you probably already know about it since it's been referenced so many times in pop culture. As Lang Thompson of TCM says, it's "one of those films that's been quoted and parodied and referenced so often that you might think you've seen it even if you haven't."

Those parodies include memorable spoofs of the film's climax in shows like 'The Simpsons' and movies like 'Wayne's World 2'. Scroll down if you haven't seen those fond send-ups of the 'The Graduate.'


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