Filmmaker Henry focus of BAM retro

'Buck Stops' to feature 'Graduate,' 'Pussycat,' other pix

BAM Rose Cinemas’ repertory program BAMcinematek will unspool “Buck Henry: The Buck Stops Here,” a retrospective of the multihyphenate’s work Sept.7-22.

“Taking Off” (1971), directed by Milos Forman and starring Henry, will begin the series Sept. 7, followed by a Q&A with the writer-thesp. Showing just before the screening will be “The Absent-Minded Waiter” (1977), a short film written by Steve Martin, who also co-stars with Henry and Teri Garr.

Among Henry-scripted pics to screen are “The Graduate” (1967), helmed by Mike Nichols; “The Owl and the Pussycat” (1970), directed by Herbert Ross; “To Die For” (1995), directed by Gus van Sant; and “What’s Up Doc?” (1972), co-written and directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

For more information on “The Buck Stops Here” or this month’s post-screening Q&As with Ismail Merchant, David Riker and blacklisted writer Walter Bernstein call the BAMcinematek hotline at (718) 636-4157 or visit www.bam.org

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