PNC, Library Host “Mud” Screening

Mud movie posterThe movie “Mud” will be  offered through a collaboration between Purdue
University North Central’s  Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and
Michigan City Public Library. The  showing  is free and open to the

“Mud” will be shown on Sunday, Sept.  15 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public  Library, 100 E. Fourth St. in Michigan  City.

The film is rated PG-13  for some violence, sexual references, and  language.

“Mud”, written and directed by Jeff Nichols,  is a highly personal,
warm and humorous work about the transition between  carefree boyhood
and adolescence in Arkansas.   Told from the subjective viewpoint of 14
year-old Ellis, his  experiences, insecurities and “growing pains” are
examined through adventures with  his friend, Neckbone.  The boys meet a
drifter named “Mud,” played by Matthew McConaughey, on an island on
the  Mississippi where he is hiding out.  The  boys are skeptical of his
claim that he’s being pursued by bounty hunters, but  agree to help him
anyway.  Chaos ensues.  “Mud” also stars Reese Witherspoon.

Film critics referred to the film as  being
“Huckleberry Finn-ish” in its sensitive and engrossing portrayals.

Purdue University  North Central Odyssey Arts
and Cultural Events Series features various events  throughout the year.
A complete schedule of events can be found at

For more information about this  film, or any event in the Odyssey
series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant  vice chancellor of Marketing
and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext.  5593. Persons with
disabilities requiring  accommodations should contact Jacobi.