UML Philosophy & Film Presents: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Director: David Fincher Run Time: 166 min. Release Year: 2008
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Jason Flemyng, Julia Ormond, Taraji P. Henson
I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
This screening is free and open to the public as part of UML’s Philosophy and Film programming.
The screening will be followed by a post show discussion.