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SOLD OUT Fact & Fiction Film Series: Thor Ragnarok



Ever wondered how accurately Marvel depicts Norse mythology? Join us for a screening of Thor: Ragnarok—the first in our "Fact & Fiction" film series—and find out from an expert!

Advance tickets are no longer available for this event. Advance tickets may be reserved for our second in the series: Frozen II.

About the Movie:

After being defeated in combat by his half-sister Hela, Thor ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world ruled by the Grandmaster. Now, he must work together with fellow Avenger the Hulk, another combatant fighting for the Grandmaster's pleasure, in order to escape and return to Asgard before Hela can unleash the world-ending event known as Ragnarok.

But did you Norse mythology, Ragnarök is an actual event, composed of a series of catastrophes that lead to the end of the world? Join Lauren Poyer from the University of Washington's Department of Scandinavian Studies for a pre-show "lightning lecture", where she'll guide you through the real mythology behind the blockbuster movie.

About the Series:

Welcome to Fact & Fiction, a new series where we ask, "how accurate is this?" Together, we'll screen some of Hollywood's most popular movies that reference or are (loosely) based on Nordic history and culture, and separate the facts from the fiction.


  • Lauren Poyer

    Lauren Poyer

    Dr. Lauren Poyer is an associate teaching professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.