Virginia Highlands Community College’s fall Arts Array Film Series continues. 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.
“Can You Ever Forgive Me” is on screen Nov. 4 and 5. Based on the true story of bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ‘80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estee Lauder. When Lee is no longer able to get published, she turns her art form to deception. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells and Ben Falcone.
“Good Time” is shown Nov. 11 and 12. A frenetic bank robber goes to desperate lengths to get his younger brother out of jail. Stars Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress and Barkhad Abdi.
“Free Solo” is on screen Nov. 18 and 19. This extraordinary feature documentary provides an intimate and unflinching portrait of professional rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts the first ever free-solo climb of the 3,200-foot, vertical face of El Capitan, one of the highest peaks in America’s Yosemite National Park. Stars Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold.
“Bend It Like Beckham” is shown Nov. 25 and 26. Jess is an Indian girl who dreams of life on a more even playing field, whether it be her beloved game of soccer or an opportunity to experience more than what her parents and culture might be ready to accept.