Aug 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Waking Life is a film about an unnamed young man living an ethereal existence that lacks transitions between everyday events and that eventually progresses toward an existential crisis. For most of the film he observes quietly but later participates actively in philosophical discussions involving other characters—ranging from quirky scholars and artists to everyday restaurant-goers and friends—about such issues as metaphysics, free will, social philosophy, and the meaning of life.
This is the first in what I hope will be an approximately monthly or bi-monthly film night. The idea is to select films which relate to philosophy or which raise philosophical questions and we'll leave time at the end for discussion. This is intended as general interest and all are welcome. If this night of the week, time or date is not ideal, please send me a message or post a comment. I'm trying to do what suits most people, so by all means this is a work in progress and your feedback is not only welcome but asked for until I see what people want.
Details: Because I have no idea what the interest in this will be, I am initially going to keep this small and hold it at my own house so that we do not have any costs involved. If this proves popular I can look at getting a larger venue but that might mean an entry fee to help with the costs.
The film will start at 7 PM or shortly after. You are more than welcome to arrive anytime after 6:30 PM and to bring any beverages you may want (I'll have coffee, tea, water handy). I'll also pick up some snacks but feel free to make suggestions. I'm pretty laid back about these things.
After the film, we can discuss or walk down the road to Gleeson's Pub and have a drink. It's intended as relatively informal so no worries.