Charles Allis Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Film screening of 'Tolkien and Lewis', a film by Duncan Entertainment Group in conjunction with Inspiring Change: The Photography of Chip Duncan and Mohamed Amin exhibition at the Charles Allis Art Museum.
'Tolkien and Lewis' synopsis:
On a blustery British evening in 1931, noted authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien spent several hours together in Lewis' Magdelan College rooms at Oxford. Along with fellow "Inkling" Hugo Dyson, the three scholars engaged in a debate well suited to their backgrounds as mythologists. On one side, Dyson and Tolkien argued that Christianity followed similar traditions to other myths but that it was "the true myth." A former atheist who, at the time, had become a theist, Lewis argued from his non-Christian perspective. This documentary tells the story of that pivotal conversation.