LSC Event Descriptions

February 10 & 11, 2007

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Rated PG-13
128 minutes

The Prestige (2006)
February 10, 2007 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
February 11, 2007 at 10:00 pm in 26-100

It all begins in rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century London. At a time when magicians are idols and celebrities of the highest order, two young magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfred Borden is a creative genius who lacks the panache to showcase his magical ideas. They start out as admiring friends and partners. But when their biggest trick goes terribly awry, they become enemies for life--each intent on outdoing and upending the other. Trick by trick, show by show, their ferocious competition builds until it knows no bounds, even utilizing the fantastical new powers of electricity and the scientific brilliance of radical inventor Nikola Tesla--while the lives of everyone around them hang in the balance. Starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. []

A sleight-of-hand thriller set in Britain's Victorian era where magic was mysterious and performing it precarious, the film is a dark and aggressive emotional roller coaster that challenges the imagination.
      -- Angela Baldassarre, Read this review.

2006 Academy Award Nominations: Achievement in Art Direction, Achievement in Cinematography

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