El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

Kramer vs. Kramer

Dysfunction Junction
Tuesday, July 25
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Divorce and parental roles are at the center of this legal drama that pits husband against wife for custody of their young son. Hoffman (The Graduate, Tootsie) plays workaholic advertising executive Ted Kramer who, on the verge of acquiring a major account, is faced with his wife Joanna’s (Meryl Streep) decision to leave him and their 7-year-old son Billy (Justin Henry). Ted faces a whirlwind of challenges as he must balance an overly demanding career with raising a child on his own. Texas-born Robert Benton directed and adapted the screenplay from Avery Corman’s 1977 novel. Kramer vs. Kramer won best picture at the 1980 Academy Awards, Best Actor for Hoffman and Best Supporting Actress for Streep. Other awards included Best Film at the British Academy of Motion Pictures Award and Best Drama Film at the Golden Globes. — Jaime Mendez

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Rated: PG