“I like to watch.” Hailed as a genius for his simple approach to life, an aging gardener with a childlike naïveté rises, by accident, into the game of politics. In one of his greatest (and last) performances, this masterful film stars Peter Sellers as Chance the gardener, along with a winsome Shirley MacLaine. Last year the Library of Congress selected Being There for permanent preservation in the National Film Registry.
About the series
Sundays in the Garden
Spring is approaching, the time of year when garden landscaping begins in earnest. This unique three-film series ranges from documentaries to comedy. Learn secrets of legendary Japanese gardens, eavesdrop on caretakers of a historic estate garden, and see the journey of a gardener turned political insider. From modern to retro cinema, picturesque scenes will have you in awe and moving characters will prove to be much more than gardening hires.