PI - Staff Pick by Ted Cavooris, Associate Director of Development

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Jan 17 7:30 PM

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Staff Pick by Ted Cavooris, Associate Director of Development

PI

Darren Aronofsky’s Directorial Debut

Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 PM

The Sky Room Cafe will be closed ALL DAY the day of this event.

Before Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, and Mother!, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky exploded onto the film world with this electrifying vision of a paranoid Jewish mathematician trying to find the numbers underlying human existence

God and math – not exactly the elements of your typical thriller. But then again Pi is far from your typical thriller. Aronofsky’s debut is a gritty noir sci-fi thriller, exploring tenets of number theory and spirituality from the perspective of an obsessive, and nihilistic mathematical genius. Max, a number theorist, believes that math “is the language of nature” and can be found everywhere, but becomes increasingly obsessive as others seek to profit from his discoveries. Made on a shoestring budget, Pi became a landmark American indie film after winning the Best Director award at Sundance. In hallucinatory high-contrast black-and-white, Pi brilliantly fuses haunting imagery with its characters’ subjectivity. (84 min.)