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On Screen/In Person Film Series: The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations playfully examines the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most beloved children's books of our time. Discover author Norton Juster’s word play, watch Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jules Feiffer draw protagonist Milo for the camera, and hear children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle reflect on the creative process. The documentary illuminates the book’s deeper themes: the value of learning, the state of children’s literature, the creative journey and the importance of the written word. The filmmaker will be present for a conversation following the screening. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $1 for Mercyhurst students with ID. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit

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