Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Special guest: Introduction by George Feltenstein, Discovery Library Historian at Warner Bros.

Edward Albee’s controversial Broadway hit about two university professors and their very different wives enjoying a long night of drinking and confrontation became an equally startling film, with theater director Mike Nichols making his feature debut at the helm, and screen legends Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor starring as the battling George and Martha. George Segal and Sandy Dennis provided able support as the younger couple, and the film received 13 nominations including Best Picture, winning for its black-and-white Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costume Design; as well as the performances of Taylor and Dennis. 

DIRECTED BY: Mike Nichols. WRITTEN BY: Ernest Lehman. WITH: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. 1966. 131 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm. New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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