Good Will Hunting + Talk
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trl, Toronto, ON, CA
Enjoy this already classing and legendary film with free popcorn and a discussion to follow the screening on how art and math relate to each other, how art helps to understand and digest math riddles and formulas, and how math helps art elevate itself to new heights.Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is only twenty years old, but already stands out in his rough, working-class neighborhood in South Boston. He's never been to college, except to scrub floors as a janitor at MIT. Yet he can summon obscure historical references from a photographic memory and almost instantly solve math problems that frustrate Nobel Prize-winning professors. The one thing he can't do after his latest bar fight — is talk his way out of a pending jail sentence. His only hope is Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), a college professor-turned-therapist with an admiration for his emotional struggles and a keen understanding of what it's like to fight your way through life.