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Joan Plowright stars in "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont."

Joan Plowright stars in "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont."

Arts Array Films continue

February 24, 2020

Virginia Highlands Community College’s Spring 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.

“The Big Short” is on screen March 2 and 3. In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the U.S. mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is. The movie stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.

“Vice” is shown March 16 and 17. The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. It stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell.

“Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont” is on screen March 23 and 24. All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer. The movie stars Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend and Zoë Tapper.

“Winter’s Bone” is on screen March 30 and 31. An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt.