Richard Grossman, professor of economics, will lead a post-film discussion on the film, Freakonomics, Oct. 20 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Conn. Freakonomics is described as “a revelatory trip into complex, innovative ideas and altered perspectives on how people think,” by John Anderson, Variety.
Richard Corliss, of Time, says: “The issues tackled by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and journalist Steven J. Dubner in their 2005 book Freakonomics get an omnibus ride in the new movie of the same name. A throwback to such multi-author film projects of the ’60s as Seven Capital Sins, RoGoPaG and Far from Vietnam — and to the more recent 11/09/01 and Paris je t’aime — this mix of animation and documation convenes some noted nonfiction filmmakers to provide 20-minute examinations of chapters in the Levitt-Dubner book. [...] Well worth dipping into.”
Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford. The phone number is 860-232-1006.