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 twenty years ago.
Film Introduced by Dr. Anna Cooper
Widescreen Wednesday Series – MOVIES ABOUT FILM & TELEVISION
Join faculty from the School of Theatre, Film & 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 BFA film student in the program.