Film Screening: Gladiator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Q & A by Charles Wolfe, UCSB Professor of Film and Media Studies.

When: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 2 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening


The initial scene of this 2000 blockbuster adaptation, directed by Ridley Scott, corresponds to the subject of Delacroix’s painting, The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius—several versions of which are featured in the Delacroix and the Matter of Finish exhibition.

In his introduction to the film, Charles Wolfe, UCSB Professor of Film and Media Studies, explores how paintings have influenced epic films, and hence informed the way popular audiences imagine the past.

Followed with a Q and A as time allows (155 min.)

Reserve tickets at the Museum Visitor services desks or online at

Event posted Dec. 30, 2013
Last updated Dec. 30, 2013


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