Film | Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Event time: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Description: 

Directed by Michael Winterbottom (2005; rated R; 94 minutes)

This film recalls the mysterious first volume of Tristram Shandy in William Hunter’s library—a strange and satirical novel that echoes the anxieties of the eighteenth century, concerning, among other things, the increasing role of male physicians in the delivery of children at the expense of the traditional female midwife.

This screening is part of Books, Bees, and Butterflies: A film series for William Hunter.

Each of the films in this series reflects some aspect of the life or world of the anatomist, physician, early obstetrician, and collector William Hunter (1718–1783). All screenings are free and take place in the Center’s Lecture Hall. Seating is limited. 

Venue: 
Lecture Hall
Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Admission: 
Free
Open to: 
General Public
Related exhibition: 
William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum