The Graduate

TCM | 8:00 pm

Mike Nichols received an Oscar for directing this 1967 comedy about a young man (Dustin Hoffman) who is seduced by his mother's friend (Anne Bancroft) , then falls in love with the woman's daughter (Katharine Ross). Hoffman's performance in the title role, backed by the haunting Simon & Garfunkel musical score, captured the spirit of a generation. The film kicks off a TCM tribute to Nichols and his work that also includes an "American Masters" episode about the director, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the concert film "Gilda, Live."