Ruby Sparks (Special Event)

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Ruby Sparks
Thursday, March 7, 2019 6:30 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
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In collaboration with Salem Academy and with funding support from Society for Classical Studies, a/perture cinema introduces – “Classics, Cinema & Conversation.”
The objective of this three-part series is to promote cultural awareness, appreciation and enthusiasm for the Classical world beyond the classroom. 

RUBY SPARKS – rated R, 104 minutes
Highlighting the role of class, gender and identity in ancient and modern society
Ruby Sparks is a modern take on the ancient myth of Pygmalion, most familiar from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which tells the story of the sculptor who fell in love with one of the statues he had carved.  Instead of a sculptor carving a statue, Ruby Sparks modern-day myth revolves around a tall, skinny, bespectacled novelist named Calvin. Calvin's debut novel turned him into a cultural superstar, but afterward he was stricken with a severe case of writer's block. Depressed and in therapy, he suddenly starts dreaming about a fantasy woman, Ruby, who inspires him to write again. One day, she shows up in his living room, and he discovers he can control her every move, every aspect of her personality.
Classical conversations following each film will introduce the film series and the enduring impact on classical myth and Greco-Roman civilization in film, culture, and our contemporary world.