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2sdays: "Arrival"

Event Type: Arts/Crafts (700)
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/11/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 “If you’re yearning for a smart, thoughtful sci-fi film that wonders how first contact with aliens might go down, this tight little gem of a film is a gift from beyond the stars.” That is how Steve Tilley of the "Toronto Sun" describes the movie "Arrival." Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, an expert linguist who is called on to help the government when strange structures carrying alien creatures appear at a dozen sites around the world. Who are they and what do they want? "Arrival" is written by Eric Heisserer from a short story and directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film received eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director and was named an American Film Institute Movie of the Year. The director talked about his film at the Toronto Film Festival: “It’s a very delicate movie, you have to make sure the intellectual aspects do not block the emotional ones.” Film critics agree he accomplished his goal with Ann Hornaday of the "Washington Post" calling the film “muted, measured and meditative,” and Ty Burr of the "Boston Globe" saying it “flatters our intelligence while making us feel tantalizingly small.” Amy Adams received Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations as best actress for her work in Arrival. Manohla Dargis of the "New York Times" praises the performance: “By turns inviting and opaque, Ms. Adams turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, keeping her voice low, modulated, and using stillness to draw you in.” The film also stars Jeremy Renner as a theoretical physicist teamed with Adams to find a way to communicate with the aliens and Forest Whitaker as the Army Colonel who oversees their mission. Bill Goodykoontz writes about "Arrival" in the "Arizona Republic": “(A) terrific, haunting film that plays with our expectations, and rewards us with satisfying left turns.” 1:56. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Library: Dover Public Library    Map
Location: Multi-Purpose Room A