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"Weiner" is shown Nov. 7 and 8.

"Weiner" is shown Nov. 7 and 8.

Arts Array Films for November

October 26, 2016

Virginia Highlands Community College continues the Fall 2016 Arts Array Film Series in November. Show times are every Monday and Tuesday evening at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Cinemall, Abingdon, Va. Admission is free for all students and staff members of Virginia Highlands Community College, Emory & Henry College, King 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 Witch" is on screen Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Exiled from their village, a devout Puritan family in 1630s New England struggles to survive in their new home situated at the edge of a mysterious forest. The sinister, witching forces in the wilderness emerge, and the clan falls victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another. With the vast majority of the dialogue culled from primary sources from the time period, Robert Eggers' debut feature is a glimpse into a family's descent into madness.

"Weiner" is shown Nov. 7 and 8.
With unrestricted access to Anthony Weiner's New York City mayoral campaign, this documentary film reveals the human story behind the scenes of a high-profile political scandal as it unfolds. Offering an unfiltered look at how much today's politics is driven by an appetite for spectacle, this film follows Weiner as he becomes embroiled in a widely publicized sexting scandal, which ultimately derails his once-promising political career. Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg.

"Aferim" is on screen Nov. 14 and 15.
In Eastern Europe, 1835, two riders cross a barren landscape searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from a nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. On their odyssey the riders encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs, each harboring prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave is found, the adventure is far from over. Directed by Radu Jude.

"Krisha" is shown Nov. 21 and 22.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize at South by Southwest Film Festival. After a decade away from her family, 60-year-old Krisha (played by Krisha Fairchild) arrives at her sister's home in Texas for Thanksgiving. After battling her addictions and working to become a better person, her relatives are skeptical of her progress. As the holiday wears on and Krisha's anxieties come to the forefront, her addictions threaten to derail the festivities. Directed by Trey Edward Shults.