Widescreen Wednesdays Film – 'The Truman Show'
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) thinks he is living a normal American life in the town of Seahaven Island. But his entire life is a lie: He is the unwitting star of "The Truman Show," a reality television program broadcast 24 hours a day to the world. The people he thinks are his friends and coworkers are actors, and his life is a scripted narrative shaped by TV producer Christof, played by Ed Harris. With the ubiquity of reality TV and constant questions about privacy and surveillance, his thought-provoking comedy is even more relevant today than it was 20 years ago.
This film will be introduced by Anna Cooper, assistant professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television.
"Widescreen Wednesday" Series – movies about film and television:
Join faculty from the School of Theatre, Film and Television as they screen their favorite movies about film and television. At each screening, a faculty member will introduce their film of choice and share insight about the film's history and significance to the entertainment industry. Select screenings will be enhanced with the presentation of a short film by a Bachelor of Fine Art film student in the program.