One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Trailer Review

August 12

Hudson Valley Picture Show

Maverick, Woodstock

Milos Forman’s film, winner of five Oscars (including Best Picture) and nominated for four more, follows a troublemaker (Oscar-winner Jack Nicholson) who gets himself transferred from prison farm to mental institution. Once he starts banging heads with a totalitarian nurse (Oscar winner Louise Fletcher), he wonders if he made a mistake. Gorgeous to see (thanks to cinematographer Haskell Wexler), darkly funny, featuring a brilliant ensemble and rich with meaning, this film deserves repeated viewings. (U.S., 1974, 133m).

$14 general/$10 Upstate Members

“***** … mesmerizing.” –The Guardian