AIRTime September 11, 2018

Join us Sept. 11 to kick off Season 9 of AIRTime presented by AIR4arts.

Dr. Dennis Kratz, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas will discuss The Circle by Dave Eggers, the featured literature in this year’s Richardson Reads One Book (RROB).

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world–even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The RROB is hosting an author event at 7:30 p.m., Sept 19. 2018 at Richardson High School. The event is free, but you must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at AIRTime, plus Half Price Books will be there to sell the book.

This evening’s movie selection is Blade Runner (1982) Rated R 1 hr 57 min. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young, the film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. When a fugitive group of replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down.

7:00 PM – interview; 7:45PM – Movie

Tickets are $5, but include a $5 food/beverage voucher.

This project is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
100 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX  75080

What is AIRTime?

AIRTime is an artist interview series presented by AIR4arts. The event was formerly held live on stage at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, Texas. In 2020 we shifted to provide a virtual experience via Facebook Live.

Not able to tune in live with us? A recording of the interview will be made available shortly after the event. As always, each and every AIRTime interview can be listened to at your leisure as a podcast on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcast player.