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The Varsity screening replacement film on Thursday, Feb. 28

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Date(s) - 02/28/2019
7:00 pm

The Varsity Center


Alan Arkin stars in ’13 Conversations About One Thing,’ screening Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Varsity.

The Varsity screening replacement film on Thursday, Feb. 28

CARBONDALE – Because of unforeseen circumstances, The Varsity will not be able to screen “ShadeTree Mechanics,” originally scheduled to be shown Thursday, Feb. 28. The venue hopes it will be possible reschedule the film soon.

Taking its place in the Peripheral Vision Film Series lineup is a “13 Conversations About One Thing,” a film critic Roger Ebert called “brilliant – really.”

The film, released is 2001, is packed full of good performances by Matthew McConaughy, Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Elizabeth Reaser and many others.

In the 2001 film, a man approaching middle age decides to change his life. A rising young attorney’s plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single act. A woman faces her husband’s infidelity. A businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Just the ebb and flow of daily New York life: chaotic, isolated, diffuse. Five contemporary stories are woven together into a single tale that examines the dramatic impact people have on one another.

“The movie finds connections between people who think they are strangers, finding, find the answer to one person’s problem in the question raised by another,” Ebert wrote. “It is relentless in the way it demonstrates how little we control our lives. We can choose actions, but we cannot plan outcomes.”

The movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, as part of the venue’s new Peripheral Vision Film Series on Thursday nights. It is rated R for language and brief drug use.

Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at and at the venue on the day of each screening when doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30. Advance tickets are not available at the venue before doors open on the night of the show.

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