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Mike Nichols
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Carnal Knowledge

Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, 1971
  • English
  • No subtitles
Mike Nichols


Mike Nichols’ Carnal Knowledge traces the sexual and emotional confusion of two men (Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkel) from their Amherst College days in the fifties through the Kennedy sixties, up to the Vietnam era.

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Our double feature this week is dedicated to Mike Nichols, who helped push Hollywood into a new era of adulthood beginning with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He made one of the 1970s’ best films in this 20-year saga of sex, masculinity and love affairs starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

1972 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1971 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

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