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It’s not often that a standard movie takes a week to see in full, but at the Ebert Cinema Interruptus event, watching the movie is only half the experience.
Today, the Conference on World Affairs will kick off the popular film event, Ebert Interruptus. The event is a chance for local community members and movie enthusiasts to participate in a conversation about a selected film. Though normally hosted by famous critic Roger Ebert, this year Seattle film critic Jim Emerson joins the CWA to moderate this long-running tradition.
Stop by the event to enjoy the 2009 film “A Serious Man,” a black comedy directed by the Coen brothers. But be warned; this isn’t an average movie screening. The film takes a week to complete due to the encouraged audience interaction.
Viewers can say, “stop!” whenever they would like to analyze a moment in the movie further, giving the film a new sense of participation. People are often drawn to the event to contribute to a facilitated conversation or to simply experience this alternative form of movie-going. The conversation continues throughout the entire film, and each day “A Serious Man” will pick up right where it left off.
Though a straight-through showing of “A Serious Man” already happened on Monday (Ebert Uninterruptus), be sure to catch the beginning of the dialogue starting Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.The event will continue from Tuesday through Friday at the same time in Macky Auditorium, and is free to the public.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Stephanie Riesco at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.