The theory of quantum mechanics suggests that all possible outcomes deriving from every circumstance are carried out within their own distinct universes. This series is a visual exploration of collisions within the multiverse, where parallel lives are fleetingly merged into one. Memories and formative experiences are slammed together in cyclical layers, revealing unseen and imagined narratives. The purpose of the work is to engage the community in inclusive and meaningful discussions regarding the construction of social and personal identity and how both are in an ongoing process of creation and destruction.
Citizen Ruth is the story of Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern), a woman who nobody even noticed — until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus. The 1996 film–directed by Alexander Payne–also stars Kurtwood Smith, Swoosie Kurtz, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, and Tippi Hedron.
The Film and Lecture Series brings acclaimed documentaries and narrative films, scholars, authors, journalists, and poets to campus throughout the year. The series is designed to enhance essential components of education by providing audiences with avenues for exercising critical thought, appreciating various forms of artistic expression, and deepening cultural understanding.