The Holy Fool

Wednesday May 22: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a ticket through ThinkOlio's website HERE to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

A Yale professor of Christian theology wrote “The Holy is too great and to terrible when encountered directly for men of normal sanity to be able to contemplate it comfortably.” Join us for a look at some clips (no previous knowledge required! At all! I promise!) — from Much Ado about Nothing, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hal Ashby’s 1979 movie Being There and Twin Peaks: The Return as we explore the idea that the stupidest characters might be our best source of groundbreaking wisdom: on the police state, on class division, on art and the cosmos.

Teacher: Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is a professor at BMCC-CUNY. He teaches philosophy, Shakespeare, canonical poetry in English, parables, and film (mostly David Lynch). He is the author of four academic books on things like television shows and superheroes. He has been cited 290 times, including in the New Yorker and the LA Times and made a Hamlet Mash Up that got 57,000 views.

Complimentary beer by our presenting partner Sixpoint Brewery.

Sixpoint’s motto is “Beer is Culture,” to highlight the human trajectory—the earliest human civilizations were founded upon the cultivation of cereal grains for making beer. Sixpoint aims to perpetually inspire the art, creativity, and collaboration generated through beer by acknowledging the history of the craft, while forging ahead to inspire culture in a modern setting.Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.