Virginia Highlands Community College kicks off the Winter 2019 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.
The schedule includes the following.
â€œThe Avengers: Infinity Warâ€ is on screen Jan. 21 and 22. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
â€œEighth Gradeâ€ is shown Jan. 28 and 29. An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school. The film stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson.
â€œSchindlerâ€™s List" 25th Anniversaryâ€ is on screen Feb. 4 and 5. In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley.
â€œCrazy Rich Asiansâ€ is shown Feb. 11 and 12. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriendâ€™s family. The movie stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh.
â€œBlack KkKlansmanâ€ is on screen Feb. 18 and 19. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado, manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Directed by Spike Lee, the movie stars John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier.
â€œBoy Erasedâ€ is shown Feb. 25 and 26. The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. The film stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton.
â€œThe Royal Tenenbaumsâ€ is on screen March 4 and 5. The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. The movie stars Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anjelica Huston.
â€œBeautiful Boyâ€ is shown March 11 and 12. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, â€œBeautiful Boyâ€ chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. The film stars Steve Carell, TimothÃ©e Chalamet and Maura Tierney.
â€œWelcome to Marwenâ€ is on screen March 18 and 19. A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. Directed by Robert Zemekis, the movie stars Eiza GonzÃ¡lez, Steve Carell and Leslie Mann.
â€œKusama: Infinityâ€ is shown March 25 and 26. Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.
â€œSearchingâ€ is on screen April 1 and 2. After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. The movie stars John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee and Michelle La.
â€œThree Identical Strangersâ€ is shown April 8 and 9. In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out theyâ€™re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. The film stars Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland and Ron Guttman.
â€œIsnâ€™t It Romanticâ€ is on screen April 15 and 16. A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. The movie stars Priyanka Chopra, Rebel Wilson and Tom Ellis.