Friday Night in the Forum: The Brand New Testament (2015, Belgium)

Join the College of Liberal Arts and Eric Braysmith, lecturer in Liberal Arts, for the Friday Night in the Forum film series free screening of The Brand New Testament (2015, Belgium) (not rated).

The Brand New Testament begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.

Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live? 

Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm

Wright Administration Building / Forums, FA1
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Topic

Arts / Entertainment

Tags

Films, CoLA, myusi

Website

https://www.facebook.com/FridayNighti...

Cost

Free

Department
College of Liberal Arts
Hashtag

#Films, CoLA, myUSI

Event Contact Name

Eric Braysmith

Event Contact Email

ebraysmi@usi.edu

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