With a special introduction by Sarah Childress
Join us for a screening of Man of La Mancha, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Knights in Armor.
This film adaptation of the Tony Award–winning musical stars Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren and is based on the life of sixteenth-century Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes and his signature work, Don Quixote. In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, Cervantes and his squire make a living as traveling players, but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now, facing the wrath of their fellow inmates as well as the inquisitors, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript by performing it for them.
PG. 132 minutes.
About Sarah Childress
Dr. Sarah Childress has taught film courses at Vanderbilt University, Bowdoin College, and Belmont University, and introduced films and moderated discussions at the Frist Art Museum, the Belcourt Theatre, the Nashville Film Festival, and Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She helped establish the International Lens film series and produced a film, Música Campesina, which screened at internationally renowned film festivals, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Latinbeat festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, and the Mill Valley Film Festival. Her short film Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon was exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Currently, she is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to develop cinema studies curriculum for high school students.