The Illinois Program For Research In The Humanities
Presents a Screening of

After Hours

Thursday, March 3, 2011
5:30 P.M.

Krannert Art Museum (Room 62) / 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL

For additional information about this event, contact:
IPRH (244-3344,

About this event:

1985, dir. Martin Scorsese; Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Teri Garr, Verna Bloom (97 min.)

This underrated black comedy from Martin Scorsese was screened in fall 2000 during the film series’ inaugural semester, in a year devoted to “cities.” Scorsese’s film chronicles one night in the life of a meek New York City computer operator who uncharacteristically, impetuously accepts the invitation of a woman he meets in a coffee shop. One cab ride later, he finds himself trapped in the mean streets of SoHo, and his late-night odyssey introduces him to bagel-shaped ceramic paperweights, angry street mobs, and the joys of a Mohawk haircut. Is that all there is?


Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, MC-057

Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 244-3344

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