New WWU Film Study Group Invites Public to Movie Screening

A new community film study group, called The Viewer’s Eye, has been formed at William Woods University. On Thursday, Nov. 16, the group will be screening the 2005 movie, “Proof,” and the public is invited to attend.

The Viewer’s Eye will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 112 of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the WWU campus.

“Proof,” adapted by playwright David Auburn from his Tony award winning play, shows Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) returning home to Chicago take care of things after her father(Anthony Hopkins)’s death.

He was a mathematician of staggering intellect who in his later years suffered from mental illness; Catherine has spent most of her adult life running away from the possibility that the potential for genius and madness rested in her.

Overlooked by critics, the film also features a strong performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as one of Hopkins’ students.

A discussion will follow the screening of the film.

“The Viewer’s Eye was created this year to satisfy a desire to have serious conversations about all aspects of film: aesthetics, politics, narrative. Currently, the four founding members are looking for a core of interested cineastes,” said Matt Dube, assistant professor of English.

In addition to Dube, the founding members are Greg Smith, assistant professor of English and film studies; Jane Mudd, assistant professor of art, and Kate Dodson, script writer and co-owner of Romancing the Past Bed and Breakfast.

“We designed the group to reflect our different tastes and interests in film. So last month it was ‘The Shining,’ this month ‘Proof.’ Something different every month, that’s our goal,” Dube said.

For more information, contact Dube at (573) 592-4355 or