This classic 1975 film stars Jack Nicholson (Randall McMurphy), a man with a criminal past who has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse.
Considered to be one of the greatest American films, Ken Kesey’s picture went on to win a total of eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Jack Nicholson, Best Actress for Louise Fletcher (Ratched), Best Direction for Forman, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman.
For those who have already had The Morningside Film Nite experience, you know what a treasure it is. For those who haven’t, imagine all the pro-equipment of a theatre, combined with the delicious comforts of an intimate cafe.
Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets ($10) online here or call 250.653.4414 for more information. Watch the trailer below.