Darren Aronofsky, 2006
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain tells of one man’s struggle to defeat death and save the woman he loves. The epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomás Creo commences his search for the Tree of Life, the legendary source of eternal life. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he looks for a cure to save his dying wife Isabel; and finally, as a 26th-century astronaut traveling through deep space, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries of life that have consumed him for more than a century. (96 min.)
Pre-Film Discussion: 6:00PM / Film Screening: 6:45PM
The UVM Film Series Presents: The Body in Film
The UVM Film Series is a membership-based program in partnership with UVM’s Lane Series, Film and Television Studies Program, and the Fleming Museum of Art. Join fellow film-lovers for screenings, stimulating discussions, and guest speakers this semester.
In the films presented this season, we will consider such topics as: How do we see our bodies in relation to our planet (The Fountain)? What role does a face play in creating identity (Seconds)? How does dance both unite and alienate us from our bodies and cultures (Dancing Across Borders)? And how do sports, race, and politics converge in our bodies (Ali)? Join UVM students and UVM Professor Hilary Neroni in a journey of discovery as we explore the body in film.
Become a UVM Film Series Member for just $25.00 and enjoy admission to all four films. To join, please visit the Lane Series website or call 802-656-4455. Single tickets are available for $10 Adult / $4 Student/faculty at the door on the night of the film.