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Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2019

Arts Array film series continues fall season

 “I Kill Giants” is on screen Oct. 1 and 2. (Madison Wolfe courtesy RLJ Entertainment)
“I Kill Giants” is on screen Oct. 1 and 2. (Madison Wolfe courtesy RLJ Entertainment)
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September 26, 2018

Virginia Highlands Community College continues the Fall 2018 Arts Array Film Series. Show times are Monday and Tuesday evenings at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Cinemall. Admission is free for all students and staff members of Virginia Highlands Community College, Emory & Henry College, King University, East Tennessee State University and Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College of Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass. Community admission is $7.75.

October’s line-up includes.

“I Kill Giants” is on screen Oct. 1 and 2.
Written by Joe Kelly (based on his graphic novel with J.M. Ken Niimura), this magical, subtle and deeply personal story is about a troubled 12-year-old who is on a mission to save her town, confronting her deepest fears along the way.

“Marshall” is shown Oct. 8 and 9. Young Thurgood Marshall, who would later become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP when a wealthy socialite accuses an African-American chauffeur of sexual assault and attempted murder. Marshall soon teams up with a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem their client guilty.

“Lean on Pete” is on screen Oct. 15 and 16.
In a gripping and critically acclaimed analysis of the “other America” of poverty and abandonment, Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When Charley learns a shocking truth about Pete’s future, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.

“School Life” is shown Oct. 22 and 23.
This documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside math, scripture and Latin. His wife, Amanda, connects with students through books and innovative teaching. For nearly half a century, these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now retirement looms. What will keep them young if they leave?

“A Quiet Place” is on screen Oct. 29 and 30. In this innovative post-apocalyptic film that broke box-office expectations, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters that use their ultra-sensitive hearing to hunt.

Topics: Film

“School Life” is shown Oct. 22 and 23.

“A Quiet Place” is on screen Oct. 29 and 30.