Given the theoretical nature of time travel, it's easy to get hung up on paradoxes. That's probably why the idea of piercing reality at 88 mph in a DeLorean is so appealing. Make like a tree and get out to see Back to the Future
tonight at the Spencer Museum of Art (1301 Mississippi, in Lawrence). The first in the time-traveling trilogy of redemption, Back to the Future
tells the story of how teenager Marty McFly, portrayed by Michael J. Fox, lies, cheats, steals and violates fundamental principles of physics for the betterment of his family and friends. His movie adventure is presented in conjunction with Spencer's Time/Frame
art exhibit, which takes a global look at concepts of time and timekeeping through art. Jayhawks and non-Jayhawks alike are welcome to this free, all-ages screening at 7 p.m. For more information, see spencerart.ku.edu
or call 785-864-4710.
Thu., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2008