As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and San Jose State —among several others—IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, IVORY TOWER asks, What price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?
This event is Free and open to the public. Come Join us!
Come early and enjoy the sounds of our “Mighty Wurlitzer” Theatre Pipe Organ. This fully restored “Voice of the Theater” has over 1,400 pipes plus various percussions which make it capable of a wide assortment of sounds and effects. It can play almost any kind of music, from hits of the past, to today’s music. Organ music starts 30 minutes prior to the movie.
2016/03/16 - 2016/03/16
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Doors open at 6:00pm, seating is general admission
Street parking is available limited for 2 hours until after 6:00pm. There is also parking behind the theater off on Kiesel Avenue for $5 charge. Free parking is available one block west at The Junction (behind the Megaplex 13 theater) on 24th and Grant. We are south and east of the free parking.