Skeptic SINema Series: The Invention of Lying

invention of lyingThe Invention of Lying

as part of Cafe Inquiry’s Skeptic SINema Series

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Join us for popcorn and a FREE MOVIE in the Steve Allen Theater! For the next several months, Cafe Inquiry will be your host for major motion pictures with a secular, skeptical, or topical bent, followed by discussion. 

You’ll be entertained and challenged–and maybe you’ll learn a little something about film history, too! Ed Rampell, film critic/historian and author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States, will introduce the films and lead discussion afterward.

Imagine an alternate reality in which everybody tells only the truth. No fraud, no deceit–
–And no drama, no comedy, no imagination.

That’s the premise of The Invention of Lying, a 2009 comedy co-written and co-directed by Ricky Gervais (The Office). Gervais plays Mark Bellison, an Everyman at the end of his rope, who discovers the wonderful, terrible power of tweaking the truth. Oh, did I mention he invents a magic man in the sky who tells people what to do?

Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson.
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Fionnula Flanagan.
Rated PG.

“In its amiable, quiet, PG-13 way, ‘The Invention of Lying’ is a remarkably radical comedy.” –Roger Ebert  

Intro, film screening: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Discussion: 9:30 – ~10:00pm

Free admission • Plenty of parking • Bookstore open
Donations to help keep this program running are much appreciated.
Held in the Steve Allen Theater & lobby at CFI-L.A.

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