The Professor and the Madman

2019 | UK | NR | 125 min.


State Theatre Thu, Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM
The TCFF Thomas Alva Edison Theater at AMC Fri, Jul 29, 2022 12:00 PM
The TCFF Francis Ford Coppola Theater at AMC Sat, Jul 30, 2022 3:00 PM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Farhad Safinia


Mel Gibson and Sean Penn deliver knockout performances in this true tale of genius, obsession and the Oxford English Dictionary. Prof. James Murray (Gibson) enlisted the help of the whole country in his project and received 10,000 entries from Dr. William Minor (Penn), a patient at Broadmoor Asylum who became his closest friend. Given our current political moment and people’s resistance to having their worldview challenged, this film offers an important message about finding community and redemption through a shared quest for knowledge.