Meanwhile Movie: The Matrix (20th Anniversary Screening)


Peter Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 8:00pm
Doors: 7:15PM
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

$6 General Admission
$5 GRCMC/WT Members
Screened in Digital High Definition
Rated R  |  2hr 30min

Join us at 7:30pm for a pre-movie discussion with Dr. Cáel Keegan, author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender, as he dives into themes of identity and sensation in the 1999 sci-fi classic, The Matrix.

More information about Dr. Keegan's book, Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender:

Welcome to the real world. Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. Written/directed by Lana & Lilly Wachowski.

Released 20 years ago this month, the lasting legacy is undeniable. The film's incorporation of wire-fu techniques, slow-motion, and camera movement (all heavily influenced by Eastern Hong Kong action cinema), went on to inspire countless films that followed and spearheaded a new cinematic language in Hollywood. Above all, the story's challenging philosophy & ideas surrounding technology and percieved reality are more relevant today than ever.



Grand Rapids' weekly brew & view every Tuesday night for over 10 years. The Meanwhile Film Series is a collaboration of Wealthy Theatre & The Meanwhile Bar. If you are a member of the Community Media Center, you can order drinks at our bar and enjoy a local Michigan beer, a glass of wine, or a mixed drink while watching your favorite cult classics. Bar privileges are available only to CMC Members. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of CMC membership, please click here. Questions/suggestions for the Meanwhile Film Series can be submitted to:



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03/26/2019 Peter Wege Auditorium Doors at 7:15PM