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This month’s VOTM pick comes from Jen, who has chosen Peter Weir’s 1998 dramedic satire, The Truman Show, on the cusp of its 25th anniversary.
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. Since birth, his entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life. That is, until he finds out the truth all for himself.
Written by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), The Truman Show reaps the rewards of its towering lead performance from Carrey, who has allowed this satire to resonate deeply for two decades.
The Truman Show screens starting Friday, June 9th.
Friday, June 9 – 3pm, 5:30pm
Tuesday, June 13 – 5:30pm, 7:45pm