|A FREE Sneak Preview:
United States of Leland (2003)
March 28, 2004 at 8:00pm in 26-100.
When smart, quiet suburban student Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) commits a shocking crime, he becomes the center of a maelstrom of people trying to understand what he did and why, from his famous but absent father (Kevin Spacey), to his troubled ex-girlfriend (Jena Malone) to the victim's devastated family. The only person Leland trusts is Pearl (Don Cheadle), a jaded juvenile hall teacher and aspiring writer who helps Leland to examine the truth of his crime. Yet, Pearl too, has his own exploitative agenda, using Leland to garner material for a book and further his own career - until he begins to see that Leland is giving him something he never expected; not the concrete answer he seeks, or the literary fame he hopes for, but the realization that now is the time to change his own life for the better.
This show is a FREE sneak preview! Admission is limited to the MIT Community and guests. An MIT or Wellesley ID is required for receipt of up to two tickets per ID. Tickets will be available beginning at 6 pm in Lobby 16, in preferred admission order. Arrive early for the best seats!