Sunday Night Cinema Presents:
'BEING THERE' (1979, PG, 130 min.)
Is it a parable about celebrity?
A political satire?
A fairy tale for the information age?
All of the above?
BEING THERE is a film that has become increasingly more relevant in recent years. In an age where the our ability to communicate has become effortless, the ways in which we receive information has shifted, almost without notice. Particularly as we enter into an election year, BEING THERE highlights and challenges the assumptions that come with our ability (and inability) to truly listen.
The film itself revolves around Chance, a slow-minded gardener, who has resided in the townhouse of his wealthy employer for his entire life and been educated about real life only through what he’s seen on television. When his benefactor dies, he is forced to vacate his home. While wandering the streets, he encounters a wealthy business mogul, who has mistaken Chance for a fellow upper-class gentleman. Soon Chance is ushered into high society, and his simple gardening philosophies are mistaken for sage wisdom, which makes him the talk of the town.
Come join us for this comical, yet fragile film that illuminates much about ourselves as it does about those we encounter.
Join us at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary space (on the other side of the big wooden doors of Rohs Street Cafe). All are welcome. For more information, check out the Facebook event page as well as the Facebook Group for Sunday Night Cinema.