The Truman Show: A Film Screening in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Thursday September 30

8:00 PM  –  10:00 PM

The Truman Show, released in 1998 to critical acclaim, is the saga of Truman Burbank (played by Jim Carrey), the unwitting star of a reality-TV show chronicling his life. Adopted by the network and raised in the zoolike environment of a TV soundstage, Truman doesn't know he's a prisoner on an immense domed city-size soundstage. Given the context of our relationships to media, technology, and surveillance, this film poignantly raises questions about our identity and ambitions being influenced by the unseen.

Attendees should plan to bring a blanket with them to sit in the gardens.

Free
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