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Mystic River (R)

Our ESSENTIAL VIEWING series is back! Presented by The UC Film and Media Studies Program we bring you 4 films deemed "Essential Viewing" by the program's professors!

We continue with MYSTIC RIVER (2003).

This film will be introduced by and followed with a Q and A discussion with Professor Stan Corkin

Mystic River (2003) is one of Clint Eastwood’s best films. He adapts Dennis Lehane’s Boston-noir novel into a harrowing vision of working-class culture beset by the ghosts of the past—clergy sexual abuse and the persistence of a violent and insular culture in a South Boston-like sector of the city. Eastwood brings a spare and strategic eye to his material, capturing the ways in which those left behind by the post-industrial world get lost in a history they can neither effectively change or escape.

Essential Viewing Series Vol 2:

3/27: COLUMBUS, presenter - Kevin Burke

4/24: MEDIUM COOL, presenter - Chris Carter

5/22: MYSTIC RIVER, presenter - Stan Corkin

6/26: Félicité, presenter - Valentine Umansky

Showtimes for
Thursday, May 23

No Showtimes Available.


2 hr. 17 min.


Clint Eastwood


Dennis Lehane
Brian Helgeland


Sean Penn
Tim Robbins
Kevin Bacon
Laurence Fishburne
Marcia Gay Harden

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