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Film

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

 
 
Tue, May 28, 2013
  • 7:30PM
 
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RUN TIME: 126min
RATED: PG
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Post-screening discussion with John Glassie
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Terry Gilliam | 1988

With John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Robin Williams, Uma Thurman

John Glassie—author of A Man of Misconceptions, the story of legendary 17th-century German polymath/crackpot Athanasius Kircher—will connect The Adventures of Baron Munchausen to some delightful pre-scientific notions.

Monty Python alum Gilliam’s retina-bewildering adaptation of Rudolf Erich Raspe’s tall tales—which defied the scientific certainties of the Age of Enlightenment—recounts the outlandish exploits of an 18th-century German nobleman. Join Glassie in discovering the quirks of science history through the lens of this lavish fantasy.

Talks 
Q&A 
 

with John Glassie

Author and former New York Times contributing editor John Glassie will join audiences to discuss pre-scientific concepts in  The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Glassie has also written about books, the arts, and ideas for publications such as  The Believer, The New Republic, The Paris Review Daily, Salon, and  Wired. Learn more about him at  johnglassie.com