Arts & Humanities

Screening of ‘The English Patient’ held in advance of Ondaatje visit

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will present a screening of the 1996 film The English Patient, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Cine. The screening is in advance of events the following week with Ondaatje, who was recently announced as the 2019-2020 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. Admission is free and open to the public.

The film, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Naveen Andrews and Kristen Scott Thomas, won nine Academy Awards. Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient was awarded the “Golden Booker” prize in 2018 as the best English-language novel of the past 50 years. Ondaatje will visit UGA and Athens Oct. 24-25 for a slate of public events and classroom conversations with college and high-school students. More information is available at

The Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding, established by the Willson Center through the support of The Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, leading creative thinkers, artists and intellectuals who engage with audiences on and off the UGA campus through lectures, seminars, discussions and other community events. The Delta Chair program aims to foster conversations that engage with global perspectives through the humanities and arts.