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See the film based on the work of Walter Kirn, Vare Writer-in-Residence

Thumbsucker posterOn Friday, October 17 at 3:00 pm the Max Palevsky Cinema will screen Thumbsucker. The movie was adapted from the novel of the same title written by Walter Kirn, the University of Chicago’s Vare Writer-in-Residence. He will be present for a question and answer session.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn, and Tilda Swinton, Thumbsucker is the story of a 17-year-old who sucks his thumb. With the help of his new-agey dentist (played by Reeves), Justin breaks the habit and throws his obsessive personality into other endeavors, namely ritalin, the debate team, and girls. A coming-of-age search for identity. Visit the film’s website here:

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