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Staff Picks Series


Monday, July 10, 2023 | 7:15pm

Little Theatre 5 – The Jack Garner Theatre
(Inside Little 2-5, at approx. 8 Winthrop Street)

Picked by: Danny S., Concessions 

For fans of: Pleasantville, Stranger Than Fiction, EDtv, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, ahead of its time reality TV satire

“Good morning! Oh, in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night.”

He’s the star of the show, but he doesn’t know. Jim Carrey wowed critics and audiences alike as unwitting Truman Burbank in this marvel of a movie from director Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society) about a man whose life is a nonstop TV show.

Truman doesn’t realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering like few film stories ever have.

1 hour 43 mins | Comedy/Drama/Late 90s Classic
Rated PG

Directed by Peter Weir


About the series

Black Cinema Series

The Little’s Staff Picks series is a grab bag of the mysterious, the fun, and the purely awesome. Each staff member has selected a movie to recommend — no genre or era is off limits. This series is the modern equivalent of stepping into your favorite video rental store, and seeking a film you’ll swoon over. These are favorites from our Little staff, but hopefully they’ll become your new favorites as well. Read more