On the Road
On the Road
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Walter Salles, 2012
Regional premieres, visiting filmmaker screenings, sneak-peek previews--members have the opportunity to see the very latest in independent and world cinema at these special events.
Via Brasil presentations began unfolding across all the Wex's program areas in 2012, and will culminate in through 2014 with a major exhibition and documentary film series, a translation of film criticism, and complementary performing arts events. With Via Brasil, the Wexner Center strives to introduce our community to the unique and diverse cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global arts scene.
In advance of Walter Salles's visit later in the week to introduce Central Station, we're thrilled to be able to present a special advance screening of his highly anticipated new film, On the Road.
Producer Francis Ford Coppola has been trying to bring an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's legendary Beat generation novel to the screen since 1979, and Salles (along with his Oscar-nominated Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter, Jose Rivera) has finally realized this long-standing dream. Bringing an outsiders point of view to this quintessentially American story, Salles has created a lyrical and liberated road movie about Sal Paradise, his wild friend Dean Moriarty, and their journey across an America full of jazz, drugs, sex, and freedom. The all-star cast features Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Moss, Terrence Howard, and breakout performances by Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund. (137 mins., DCP)