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2023-05-27 13:00:002023-05-27 16:00:00America/New_YorkODDBALL CINEMAOddball Cinema is back and rising from the ashes, join us and view the less commercially targeted fare James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library -
Saturday, May 27 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Add to Calendar2023-05-27 13:00:002023-05-27 16:00:00America/New_YorkODDBALL CINEMAOddball Cinema is back and rising from the ashes, join us and view the less commercially targeted fare James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library -
Oddball Cinema is back and rising from the ashes, join us and view the less commercially targeted fare
Waking Life is a 2001 American experimental adult animated film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues, including the nature of reality, dreams and lucid dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism. It is centered on a young man who wanders through a succession of dream-like realities wherein he encounters a series of individuals who engage in insightful philosophical discussions.
The entire film was digitally rotoscoped. It contains several parallels to Linklater's 1991 film Slacker. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters from the 1995 Before Sunrise in one scene. Waking Life premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and was released on October 19, 2001, where it received critical acclaim; however, it underperformed at the box office.