12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

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  • Terry Gilliam


  • Bruce Willis
  • Madeleine Stowe
  • Brad Pitt

In a future world, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

In a post-apocalyptic future devastated by disease, convicted criminal James Cole (Bruce Willis) is given the chance to erase his record by traveling back to the past to investigate the origins of a virus that wiped out nearly all of the Earth's population decades earlier. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to the wrong year, he is arrested and hospitalized in a mental institution, where he meets a psychiatrist (Madeline Stowe), who is initially convinced he's insane, and a patient (Brad Pitt) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Part psychological thriller, part apocalyptic drama, Terry Gilliam's riveting drama combines intricate storytelling, visual ingenuity, and stellar performances.

Past Programs



The Possibility of Time Travel

Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY



Time is a Flat Circle

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN


Cause, Effect, and the Physics of Time

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

The Dangers of Infectious Disease

Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA