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CAA Movie Night- The Physician

Description: This 2013 film about medieval medicine plunges us into a time when medicine consisted more of superstition and misinformation than actual healing. Eleventh century Englishman Rob Cole (played by Tom Payne of The Walking Dead) wants to be a physician. He travels to Persia to study under the great polymath Ibn Sina, author of the Book of Healing (played by the amazing Ben Kingsley). Ibn Sina’s school is only open to Muslims and Jews, not Christians, so Rob changes his name and passes himself off as a Jew. This compelling film, based on the novel by the same name by Noah Gordon, depicts medicine as a war against ignorance, and Rob and his mentor as warriors trying to save as many lives as possible.

Saturday Night at the Movies is free to CAA members. We ask that non-members contribute $5 per person to defray the cost of refreshments and movie rental.
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019 4:08pm GMT