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BACinema: The Matrix

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

An unexpected movie that seemingly burst out of an alternate dimension—or was it reality from which it burst?—and written and directed in 1999 by a little-known sibling duo (The Wachowski sisters) from some Midwestern city called Chicago. The Matrix still packs a punch twenty years later. Combining the philosophy of Plato’s “Parable of the Cave” with the style of cyberpunk fiction and underground comics, The Matrix was a breakthrough for numerous actors in the ensemble cast, but especially for Keanu Reeves, who stars as Neo, the hapless white-collar office worker turned freedom fighter messiah. His journey into a simulated reality leads him to discover many questions. What constitutes our reality? Is the common man being swindled into mechanization? How does one stop a hailstorm of bullets with their hand? These and other mysteries of life are answered by this, the ultimate work of pop art and thinking-man’s action movie for our new (current) millennium.

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30PM

TICKETS $6 • $5 BAC Members

Full Bar & Free Parking 


May 22, 2019
7:30 pm
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Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, 60655
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