The Rubin City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts
2002, USA, Matt Dillon, 116 min.
Starring Matt Dillon, James Caan and Natascha McElhone
Introduced by Matt Dillon and neuroscientist Mark Harwood
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum
Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45pm (limited capacity).
- The buildings where the foggy final showdown takes place are actually part of Bokor Hill Station, a colonial hill resort town built by the French in the 1920s.
- The fruit that Sok takes back for his wife is durian. It is famous for its odor. In fact, it stinks so much that it is forbidden to carry it on certain airlines, as well as in Singapore's public transport system.
- This is Matt Dillon's writing debut and his first directed theatrical film.
About the Speaker
Mark Harwood is a neuroscientist at the City College of New York. Learning to look around the world efficiently is our first voluntary action as infants, and Mark got his PhD at Great Ormond St. Hospital for Sick Children in London studying how this simple action can go awry. At City College, he studies how adults make choices, and how these are biased by unconscious processing. It turns out that looking, like life, is rife with procrastination, and yet this is often an efficient strategy.