LSC Event Descriptions

March 3 & 5, 2006

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Rated PG-13
99 minutes

Proof (2005)
March 3, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
March 5, 2006 at 7:00pm in 26-100.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Oscar for her performance in director John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, teams up again with Madden in Proof, a poignant drama based on David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Paltrow lights up the screen as Catherine, a young woman who has given up a seemingly bright future in order to take care of her ailing father, Robert (Anthony Hopkins), a formerly brilliant mathematician who went crazy. After he dies, Catherine's closed-off world is invaded by Hal (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young mathematician who worshipped Robert, and Claire (Hope Davis), her successful sister who fears that Catherine is too much like their father -- a talented, supremely intelligent person with severe mental problems. During the last years of his life, Robert filled 103 notebooks with his writings, but one of them, written during a brief period of lucidity, could turn the math world on its head, while also threatening Catherine's already wavering sanity. []

"You couldn't find a role more comfortable for Paltrow, who is at her best, ranging effortlessly from seething anger to trembling tenderness."
      -- Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star. Read this review.

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