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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Show | 2pm
The Modern School of Film’s founder, Robert Milazzo, leads an in-depth, active deconstruction and group-discussion. This screening was created with the cinephile in mind, to delve deeper in the art and craft of film. The active deconstruction format will allow for the instructor to stop the film at points and lead in depth discussions about the techniques being used in the film, as you watch it. Explore the depth and breadth of film as an art form and see films you love in a new way! Rated: PG-13 In French with English subtitles Run time: 1hr 52min Drama The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby — a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound. The film follows Bauby’s story to the letter — his instantaneous descent from a wealthy and congenial playboy and the editor of French Elle, to a bed-bound, hospitalized stroke victim with an inactive brain stem that made it impossible for him to speak or move a muscle of his body. This prison, as it were, became a kind of “diving bell” for Bauby — one with no means of escape. With the editor’s mind unaffected, his only solace lay in the “butterfly” of his seemingly depthless fantasies and memories. Because of Bauby’s physical restriction, he only possessed one channel for communication with the outside world: ocular activity. trailer-artwork Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.