Kevin Kline to accept honorary degree at IU Sept. 15


Kevin Kline, who earned a bachelor's from Indiana University in 1970, will return to his alma mater Sept. 15 to receive an honorary doctorate, speak at the IU Auditorium and attend a screening of A Fish Called Wanda at IU Cinema. Tickets for the 2 p.m. lecture (limit four) and 7 p.m. screening (limit two) will go on sale Aug. 26; the lecture is free and the screenings run $3 each. In recognition of the visit, IU Cinema has programmed a mini Kline retrospective; the schedule is below, from a news release.

7 p.m. Sept. 2, "The Big Chill" — In this classic comedy/drama, idealistic college friends reconnect and reminisce on the occasion of their friend's funeral.

3 p.m. Sept. 14, "Silverado" — Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their way to a sleepy western town overtaken by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, "My Old Lady" — A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits the Paris apartment of his estranged father, only to find that it comes furnished with a feisty tenant and a tangled web of secrets.

7 p.m. Sept. 15, "A Fish Called Wanda" — Kline won an Academy Award for his part in this beloved black comedy about the bumbling capers of diamond thieves.

7 p.m. Sept. 16, "The Ice Storm" — When a man's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, a freak storm and a wife-swapping party clear the air.

7 p.m. Sept. 23, "The Extra Man" — A brilliant but eccentric landlord schools his young tenant on how to be an "extra man" — an escort to wealthy widows.

7 p.m. Sept. 30, "Dave" — In this masquerade comedy, an ordinary guy stands in for his look-alike, who happens to be the president of the United States.


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