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PV Film Series at The Varsity: “Slingblade”
November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $7
The Varsity continues its partnership with an SIUC professor to continue its Peripheral Vision Film Series. Walter Metz will explore the concept of duration in storytelling and will screen a film that illustrates the problems narrative artists encounter when deciding how and why to begin and end their work. After each screening, Metz will lead a discussion of each film.
“Sling Blade” (1996) In this Oscar winning adaptation of Billy Bob Thorton’s short film “Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade,” Thorton plays Karl Childers, an intellectually challenged man released from a psychiatric hospital after serving time for murder. While working as an engine repairman in his small Arkansas hometown, he befriends a young boy who allows him to stay at his house with his mother. It is through this that Karl’s road to recovery is challenged as complications come one after another, while also dealing with the demons of his past.
Screening begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at Eventbrite. Tickets are not available in advance at the venue but can be purchased on the night of each filming when doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30.
- The Varsity
418 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
- The Varsity