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The Truman Show: A Film Screening in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

​​The Truman Show, released in 1998 to critical acclaim, is the saga of Truman Burbank (played by Jim Carrey), the unwitting star of a reality-TV show chronicling his life. Adopted by the network and raised in the zoolike environment of a TV soundstage, Truman doesn’t know he’s a prisoner on an immense domed city-size soundstage. Given the context of our relationships to media, technology, and surveillance, this film poignantly raises questions about our identity and ambitions being influenced by the unseen.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 8:00PM in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Registration is required.


This program is in conjunction with the MSU Science Gallery’s exhibit at the MSU Museum “Tracked & Traced”.

  • September 23, 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm