Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Good Will Hunting and The Graduate.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Good Will Hunting from 1997, and the Graduate from 1967.
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Written by Affleck and Damon, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston janitor Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor.
Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.
The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $225 million during its theatrical run, from a $10 million budget.
For the 1998 Oscars, it was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, and won two: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon.
In 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporter's "100 Favorite Films" list.
Directed by: Gus Van Sant.
Produced by: Lawrence Bender.
Written by: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård and Minnie Driver.
Music by: Danny Elfman.
Cinematography: Jean-Yves Escoffier.
Edited by: Pietro Scalia.
Production company: Be Gentlemen.
Distributed by: Miramax Films.
Release date: 2 December , 1997 ( Bruin Theater) and 5 December , 1997 (United States).
Track Length: 127 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $10 million.
Box office: $225.9 million.
The Graduate is a 1967 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College.
The film tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock ( Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who begins an affair with an older woman, Mrs. Robinson ( Anne Bancroft), and then becomes obsessed with her daughter Elaine ( Katharine Ross).
The Graduate was released on 21 December, 1967 to critical and commercial success grossing $104.9 million, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1967 worldwide.
Adjusted for inflation, the film's gross is $805 million, making it the 23rd highest-ever grossing film in North America.
It received seven nominations at the 40th Academy Awards including for the Best Picture and won Best Director.
In 1996, The Graduate was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
It is ranked by the American Film Institute as the 17th greatest American film of all-time.
Directed by: Mike Nichols.
Produced by: Lawrence Turman.
Screenplay by: Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.
Based on: The Graduate by: Charles Webb.
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross.
Music by: Paul Simon (songs) and Dave Grusin
Cinematography: Robert Surtees.
Edited by: Sam O'Steen.
Colour process: Technicolour.
Production Company: Lawrence Turman Productions.
Distributed by: Embassy Pictures.
Release date: 20 December , 1967 (Premiere) and 21 December , 1967 (United States).
File Length: 100 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $3 million.
Box office: $104.9 million (North America) $85 million (worldwide rentals).
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