Columbia College Chicago

Engage at Cinema Slapdown

Engage at Cinema Slapdown! Free screening of James Franco's The Disaster Artist followed by an engaging debate featuring Columbia College Chicago alum Jonathan Lee-Rey vs. Associate Professor David Tarleton, and refereed by Associate Professor Ron Falzone.

Friday, August 31 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605

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Celina Atangana

Celina Atangana left a positive review 8/30/2018

Loved the movie and the discussion (fight) afterwards

Luke Moss

Luke Moss left a positive review 8/30/2018

It started out awesome. The introduction by the referee was promising and the audience responded to the movie enthusiastically at various comedic moments. I was looking forward to the debate after the movie about the ethics of watching, enjoying, and/or promoting a movie with a problematic (allegedly sexually abusive) star actor (James Franco). The debate quickly turned into a passionate, opinionated, and impolite pandemonium as students screamed their opinions until they were inevitably interrupted as soon as they said something remotely controversial or incoherent. I could hardly hear over the uproar and upheaval yet enjoyed the chaos and confusion from a socio-psychological perspective. I encourage students to attend at least one of these as nothing quite compares to the experience of this appropriately named Cinema Slapdown.