A New Leaf

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A New Leaf

Directed by Elaine May
(USA, 1971, 35mm)
Introduced by Travis Leamons, Houston Film Critics Society

Elaine May stars in her directorial debut, the black comedy A New Leaf about self-absorbed Henry (Walter Matthau), who has squandered his inheritance. Desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle, he sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta (May), an awkward and bookish heiress. He courts Henrietta with a sinister scheme in mind but finds that executing it may not be easy..

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation.

Community Partner: Houston Film Critics Society

A New Leaf

Directed by Elaine May
(USA, 1971, 102 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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