Hal Ashby Retrospective

Concluding this series is the political satire Being There (1979), based on the Jerzy Kosinski novel, which stars Peter Sellers as the dumb, blank gardener who unwittingly climbs the ladders of power. If you want to see him as a precursor to Ronald Reagan, that’s quite okay. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Wed., Aug. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2008