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'Dark Knight' director Nolan to kick off retrospective at Walker Art Center


Directing juggernaut Christopher Nolan will speak at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in May as part of a retrospective of his work – including the wildly popular "Dark Knight" series.

With a back catalog featuring critically-acclaimed indie movies ("Memento," "Following") alongside blockbusters such as "Inception," "Interstellar," and his "Batman" trilogy, the London-born director is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood.

He will be interviewed on stage by Variety's chief film critic Scott Foundas on May 5 to mark 25 years of the Walker Dialogues, the arts center announced today, as part of a retrospective called "Christopher Nolan: Moving Through Time."

His appearance will then be followed by showings of his much-lauded body of work, kicking off with the "Following" on May 7 and ending with "The Dark Knight Rises" on May 24.

"Exploring universal themes of family, love, and loss as well as the implications of more concretely physical phenomena — gravity, matter, and time — Christopher Nolan’s work is renowned by audiences, critics, and fellow filmmakers alike," the listing on the Walker Arts Center website says.

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Ticket information

Tickets for the event will go on sale to Walker Film Club members on April 7, Walker members on April 14, and to the general public on April 21.

Tickets cost $30, with a $5 discount for Walker members, students and seniors.

WCCO reports that some of the film screenings – namely "Following" on May 7 and "The Prestige" on May 14, will be free, with the others costing $9. You can get tickets to all three "Dark Knight" trilogy movies for $20.

The Walker Dialogues

The Walker Dialogues began in 1990, when legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood appeared in Minneapolis.

Since then, luminaries including Ang Lee, Gus Van Sant, Isabella Rossellini and Minnesota's own Joel and Ethan Cohen have appeared at the center.

More recently, "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen took part in a talk in November 2013.

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