This week, the Fuller Company will present our third-ever full-length production, Proof, written by David Auburn, for our winter offering to the Fuller community. Proof centers around 25 year-old Catherine, who has spent the last several years caring for her father, Robert; a brilliant and famous mathematician who has become mentally unstable. The play opens on the eve of her birthday, and we begin to discover what caring for her father has cost her—and it is certainly more than her social life. Catherine is subjected to intrusions that she would not choose for herself, including the persistent presence of her father’s protégé Hal—who is looking for evidence of Robert’s brilliant mind in the pages of the 103 notebooks that he filled over the course of his illness. Add to this the steam-rolling arrival of Catherine’s estranged sister, Claire, and we are quickly thrust into a world that many Fuller students might find uncomfortably familiar.
I am happy to announce that I am in the development stages of my thesis project for my degree program at Fuller Theological seminary. This page will be a cornerstone of that thesis project.
So, what is it you ask?
I do not usually do two back to back posts on the same topic, but a friend of mine also posted on the film Another Earth on his blog, The Burner, here: http://theburnerblog.com/arts/sundance-movie-review-another-earth/
He pretty much panned the film, and I disagreed with him enough to basically write an entire post in response. I posted it in the comments section there, and have re-posted it for you here.
Another opinion on Another Earth.
With respect, I have to offer a different opinion about the Sundance film, Another Earth. And, to be fair, be warned that in order to do this, I may have to reveal more about the plot than one may wish to know before viewing the film.
Another Earth is indeed a mildly sci-fi film, built on the premise that a duplicate Earth has been discovered. But this is not what the movie is about; it is merely the platform for a deeper question to be explored: what is forgiveness, who do we need it from, and how do we get it? Continue reading “entering into conversation”
When writers Brit Marling and Mike Cahill began working on ideas for a screenplay, they started with a simple question, what would it be like to meet yourself? They But while the idea was intriguing, it wasn’t enough to build a film. They pushed further: What is the one thing that you would want from that encounter with your other self? They answer they came up with is perhaps the hardest thing: Forgiveness.
Although categorized as science fiction, Another Earth refrains from excessive special effects or plot lines that test one’s tolerance of the fantastic. Instead, it is the simple story of a young girl who has to face the consequences of a devastatingly simple mistake. Continue reading “Sundance Pick: Another Earth”
“For the record, minimum wage in Honduras is over a dollar an hour. The rest of Central America is similar. On the off chance you care.”
This was a tweet-response that a classmate of mine wrote today as we hit some final topics in our Theology and Culture class, while the professor talked about Globalization. And my immediate response was to jokingly say who does care? Not because that’s what I actually think, but that’s how I think we actually operate.
Continue reading “For less than a dollar a day, you can neglect this child”
“In a world where illusions are real and the real is illusory, creatio ex nihilo becomes ‘I create nothing.'”
Mark C. Taylor