March 7 @ 6:30pm
Highlighting the role of class, gender and identity in ancient and modern society.
Ruby Sparks is a modern take on the ancient myth of Pygmalion, most familiar from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which tells the story of the sculptor who fell in love with one of the statues he had carved. Instead of a sculptor carving a statue, Ruby Sparks modern-day myth revolves around a tall, skinny, bespectacled novelist named Calvin. Calvin’s debut novel turned him into a cultural superstar, but afterward, he was stricken with a severe case of writer’s block. Depressed and in therapy, he suddenly starts dreaming about a fantasy woman, Ruby, who inspires him to write again. One day, she shows up in his living room, and he discovers he can control her every move, every aspect of her personality.
R, 104 minutes
Classical conversations following each film will introduce the film series and the enduring impact on classical myth and Greco-Roman civilization in film, culture, and our contemporary world. The conversation will be lead by Lauren Rogers, Dean of Students, Salem Academy and John Oksanish, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Languages at Wake Forest University.
General Admission – $12.50
Seniors – $8.50
Students – $7.00
This screening received support from