Take a look inside 'The Box' Thursday with cinematographer Steven Poster
Limited number of tickets are still available
WALTHAM, Mass.-- Renowned cinematographer Steven Poster, who is best known for his work on films including “Blade Runner,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and the cult hit “Donnie Darko,” will be at Brandeis University Thursday, Nov. 19 for a screening of his latest movie, “The Box.” After the film, Mark Shanahan of The Boston Globe will interview Poster and open the discussion to audience questions.
In the movie, NASA scientist Arthur Lewis (James Marsden of “X-Men” fame) and his wife, Norma (Cameron Diaz), are approached by Arlington Steward (Frank Langella), a mysterious stranger who presents the couple with an equally mysterious box. Steward says if the Lewises press a red button inside, they will receive one million dollars- but at the expense of someone else’s life.
The screening is the latest in a longstanding series by the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program that brings cinematic talents to campus. “A great cinematographer gives us a glimpse of a whole world in motion that seems both familiar and strange to us,” says program Chair Alice Kelikian. “Though we may have passed through similar places, they now seem alive with a luster and brio ignited by a particular way of seeing. These personal visions may tend toward the skewed and prophetic—modes that present a set of challenges which Steven Poster has mastered. His work makes tangible an invisible reality.”
The 7 p.m. screening will take place in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque (Sachar International Center). A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, so you are advised to arrive early if you do not already have a ticket. Questions should be directed to Dona DeLorenzo in the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program office at 781-736-8270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.