Monday, November 5, 2012

LAST Philosophical Film Tuesday: "La Jetée" and "12 Monkeys"

Tuesday November 6th @ 7:30PM | Campus Theatre | $2 admission

The last of our Philosophical Films for the year will be a double feature . . . sort of: Chris Marker's "La Jetée" is only 26 minutes long. It is, however, a science fiction classic — presented to us via a beautifully-restored 35mm print — and the idea on which Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys" was based. Both involve time travel, but in a smart, philosophically responsible way. Gilliam (one of the Money Python troupe) has a quirky director's eye and (in my view) extracted some of the best performances of Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis's careers.