Miramax contacted the folks at IMH about a special free screening of the new film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly for UTMB faculty, students, and staff at Premier Cinema 11, 8902 Seawall Blvd., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Free passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who reply by e-mail to Donna Vickers by 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. Passes will be emailed to those who RSVP; you’ll need to print them out for admittance to the theater.
This film is based on the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. “Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind. Tapping into the limitlessness of his memories, fantasies, wit and wishes, he finds a way to race through experiences of wonder and grief, sex and love, fatherhood and childhood, faith and questioning, ecstasy and absurdity – and touches the very essence of what it is to be human.” I hear the book was incredible and the movie trailer looks good, and there’s likely insight to be gained for those of us who often work with broken bodies.
I have more “deals & steals” to post, including some holiday offers from Dell that are part of the Employee Purchase Program. Check back later this week.