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Chelsea Classics Summer 2023

1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 929-8428
Time: 4:00 PM

Self-Deception - A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971, 102 min) Writer-director-star Elaine May’s first feature concerns stunted manboy Henry (Walter Matthau) who, having squandered his inherited wealth, plots to marry and murder the very rich and very maladjusted Henrietta (May.) May’s savage take on her characters underscores their vanity and self-absorption, but also their tenderness. The Village Voice: “A film of such wit and comic invention that it belongs among the great American comedies.”