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‘A New Leaf’

For her first feature, writer-director Elaine May cast herself as a dithering schlemiel—a hapless heiress with an unlikely fondness for Mogen David spritzers, wooed and won by Walter Matthau’s penniless WASP and would-be bluebeard. A New Leaf (1971) is a devastating psychodrama, masquerading as amiable dark comedy; May sued her studio when they recut the movie to save her character’s life.

Tickets are free with admission to the museum. More information on the Museum of the Moving Image’s website.

Category: Film
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.,
Astoria, NY