A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life

Film/Video
A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Waking Life

Waking Life

Waking Life

Waking Life

A Scanner Darkly Trailer
Waking Life Trailer

A Scanner Darkly
Waking Life

(Richard Linklater, 2006)
(Richard Linklater, 2001)

2nd film screens at 8:50 PM

Retrospective: Richard Linklater

On the occasion of the release of Boyhood—a film that many are already calling his masterpiece—we revisit the career of the revered American independent director Richard Linklater, picking up where a previous Wexner Center retrospective left off in 2000. Linklater has continued the often-audacious formal gestures found in his early films, such as Slacker (1991) and Dazed and Confused (1993), in such subsequent films as Tape, Boyhood, his Before trilogy (which we’re screening in full). He has also directed what quickly became an all-ages classic, School of Rock, along with a handful of other films that display his risk-taking and versatility. We’re honored to present this second retrospective of one our greatest directors.

Sat, Aug 16, 2014 7 PM

Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, the sci-fi animated thriller A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reeves as an undercover detective in the government’s high-tech war against epidemic use of the hallucinogenic drug Substance D. Also with Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, and Winona Ryder. (100 mins, 35mm) Structured similarly to Linklater’s breakout film Slacker, the animated Waking Life is a dreamlike philosophical trip following Dazed and Confused lead Wiley Wiggins from scene to scene, and from one heady conversation to another. Celine and Jesse from the Before trilogy even make an appearance. (101 mins., 35mm)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)