Virginia Intermont College is a proud sponsor of the Arts Array film series that features various independent, foreign and special interest films FREE to members of the VI community with current I.D.
The Shakespearean tragedy “Coriolanus” is set to hit the big screen Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Ralph Fiennes stars in and directed this acclaimed film version of one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known tragedies. Coriolanus is a revered and feared Roman general who is at odds with the authorities and his fellow citizens. After being rejected for the office of consul, his anger gets him expelled from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tulius Aufidius to take his revenge on the city.
The month will conclude with the showing of “A Separation,” Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. This landmark Iranian film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last year. A middle-class couple separates when the husband refuses to leave Iran with his wife and daughter. This domestic thriller eventually gets to the heart of the turmoil in contemporary Iran. Class, religion, law, gender, marriage, a murder charge, the lies one relies on to survive—all are reflected in the film.
The films are shown at the Abingdon Cinemall, 721 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va., Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 and 7:30 p.m., September through November and January through April.