Midnight Movie Madness: The Matrix
June 5-6, midnight. A powerful fusion of popcorn fare and philosophy, this sci-fi classic is even more relevant now than it was in 1999. Keanu Reeves stars as a computer hacker who discovers that he is living in a simulated reality called the Matrix — a world humans dream of while machines harvest their sleeping bodies for energy. The film seemed to foreshadow our plunge into virtual worlds like Facebook and our blindness to the reality behind our computer screens. Like the best works of sci-fi, it sends viewers down a rabbit hole of eye-opening ideas, otherworldly sights and strange yet sympathetic characters. And it's kicking off the Keystone Art Cinema's summer movie series.
R, at Keystone Art
Heartland First Friday:
7-10 p.m. This Friday's short film is "Bernard the Great," a 2014 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Feature. It's a whimsical French film that is reminiscent of a Roald Dahl book centered around Bernard's dreaded birthday. In a world where adults are selfish and careless, he proudly wears his anti-growing suit to stop the years from passing.
FREE screenings will take place every 15 minutes in the Heartland Basile Theatre in Fountain Square.