Tuesday, July 31
Starts at 6:30 PM
See Richard Jenkins, two-time Oscar nominated actor and Illinois Wesleyan University alum (’69), star in The Visitor (2007) on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Museum’s ongoing Movies Under the Dome series.
Walter Vale (Jenkins) is a widowed Connecticut College economics professor who lives a fairly solitary existence. When he is asked to present a paper at an academic conference at New York University, he is less than enthusiastic about making the trip. When he arrives at his former Manhattan apartment, he is startled to find a young couple living there. Knowing the couple has nowhere else to go, Walter lets them stay. Through this framework, the film explores themes of friendship, citizenship, identity, and cross-cultural communication in a post 9/11 world.
The Visitor has a run time of 1 hour 37 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language. Commentary from award-winning author and screenwriter Dennis Brown (IWU, ’67) will precede and follow the film. Brown’s introductory remarks, “Meeting The Visitor,” will provide context as to how the film came to be and why the movie remains so immediate.
This program is free and open to the public. Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-827-0428.