The Prestige

Screening of The Prestige is part of the series Tricksters and Labyrinths: Christopher Nolan and the Process of Illusion co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Department and the Carsey-Wolf Center.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: Pollock Theater, UCSB, CA

Cost: $5

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening


It is a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies.

Before moving on to a Batman sequel, Nolan directed, co-wrote and produced the mystery thriller The Prestige, starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as magicians whose obsessive rivalry leads to tragedy and murder.

Professor Anna Brusutti will be introducing the film.

Phone: 805-893-4637

Event posted March 20, 2013
Last updated March 20, 2013


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