The 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 www.pnc.edu.
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.