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The Graduate

Beyond Popcorn

Thursday 27th JULY | DOORS: 18:30 | FILM START: 18:45 | APPROX END: 22:30

Enjoy this perfect pairing of classic cinema with a suitably summery dining experience in Averys historic cellars, in our second Beyond Popcorn screening.

Your evening will begin with sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a brief introduction to the film by Festival Director Owen Franklin. This Academy Award-winning film is a classic piece of American cinema, with Dustin Hoffman in his breakthrough role as the eponymous graduate Benjamin Braddock.

Following the meal, enjoy a three course Californian-inspired meal, with accompanying wines carefully selected by Averys resident experts.

It’s a brilliant pairing of movie and meal at one of our most popular venues, so join us for an unforgettable evening.

The Graduate Menu


1967 | 15 | 105 mins

Newly-graduated Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) returns to his parent’s house in Pasadena, California, trying to work out what he wants to do with his life. Whilst there, he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a family friend and bored housewife. As the two embark on a clandestine affair, matters are complicated when Benjamin falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine – the one girl he has been ordered to stay away from… 

Starring: Dustin Hoffman | Anne Bancroft | Katharine Ross 

Director: Mike Nichols

Screenplay: Calder Willingham | Buck Henry

Producer: Lawrence Turman

THEY SAY: The Graduate gives some substance to the contention that American films are coming of age — of our age.” Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic

WE SAY: Although undoubtedly a product of its time, The Graduate has a timeless humanity that makes it one of the best coming-of-age films of all time. This film is a classic for a reason.

Please note that this event is for over-18s only. Bristol Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anybody who cannot produce valid ID if requested.

Ticket price includes sparkling wine on arrival, and wine during the meal: there is a cash bar available for wine to be purchased during the film. 

If you have any dietary requirements, please alert a member of the festival team when purchasing tickets. 

Who's Attending

19 people are attending The Graduate

  • Michael Peters
  • Claire Dowse
  • Joseph Butler
  • David Holt
  • Jane Smith
  • Andrew Terry
  • John Pounsford
  • Nigel Greenhalgh
  • Stephen Mather


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