About The Truman Show

Before there was reality TV like we know it today, there was The Truman Show. This prescient dark comedy, celebrating its 25th anniversary, asks a contemporary existential question: Is it better to live for yourself or an audience? Truman (Jim Carrey) unknowingly stars in the longest-running documentary soap opera in history. Having been born into his role, Truman knows nothing different. His world is a soundstage, and everyone he meets—even his  closest friends and family members—is playing a part. [107 min; comedy, drama; English]

A Q&A with Brooklynn Shively (Themester), Craig Erpelding (The Media School), Julien Mailland (The Media School), and Nicholas Browning (The Media School) will follow the screening.

"A bold, powerful, reverberant fantasy that nails the zeitgeist with enough thematic richness to carry us into and beyond the millennium." — Jay Carr, Boston Globe

"Inventive and riveting, it shows us more than the adventures of an unlikely champion. It shows us ourselves." — Frazier Moore, Associated Press

"The film is assuredly one of the most defining and best films of the 1990s and ranks high up there in film history." — Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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