The movie “Mr. Holmes” will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. in Michigan City, 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 public. The movie is rated PG.
“Mr. Holmes” is an adaptation of the Mitch Cullin 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind.” It stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes; Laura Linney as Mrs. Munro and Milo Parker as her son Roger. The film is a look at the genius detective in his old age as he spends his days in his country home, living quietly with his cook, Mrs. Monro and her son, Roger. At age 93, Holmes is working hard to restore his slipping mind. He desperately wants to solve one case that has been perplexing him for years.
The films weaves between decades and continents as it follows Holmes and threads stories within stories.
“Variety” magazines describes McKellen as “predictably superb as Holmes” and Linney as “beautifully understated.” It terms “the filmmaking itself as among director Bill Condon’s most elegant.”
The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features various events throughout the year. A complete schedule of university 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 219-785-5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.