Professor to explore film’s power to shape thinking with program Wednesday in Port Hadlock

Mike VanQuickenborne ()

PORT HADLOCK ­— Movies wield tremendous power to shape our thinking, professor Mike VanQuickenborne believes.

He’s fascinated by film, philosophy and humor, so this coming Wednesday, he’ll give a program on all three at the Jefferson County Library.

Admission is free to the 6:30 p.m. talk, which VanQuickenborne, a tenured professor at Everett Community College, has titled “Seriously Funny: Humor, Film and Philosophy.”

He’ll illustrate his discussion with short clips from the films “Being John Malkovich,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Intolerable Cruelty” and “Adaptation,” all to start a conversation about philosophy and other issues these movies raise.

“Audience members are certain to leave this presentation with a renewed interest in critical thinking, philosophical questions, and the nature of truth,” Jefferson County Library spokeswoman Brwyn Griffin writes in her invitation.

Seating at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., is limited, she noted, so people are encouraged to come early.

For more information about VanQuickenborne’s talk, which is co-sponsored by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, visit www.jclibrary.info or phone 360-385-6544.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at [email protected]

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