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Political thriller 'V for Vendetta' to screen

RELEASED: Oct. 20, 2011

Vendetta

EAU CLAIRE — "V for Vendetta" (2006) will screen Nov. 3-6 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The University Activities Commission of the Student Senate will present the political thriller at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Adapted by the Wachowski brothers from a 1980s graphic novel series, "V for Vendetta" revolves around a masked vigilante (Hugo Weaving) known only as V. In the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the charismatic rebel tries to trigger a popular uprising against tyranny and finds an unlikely ally in a young, working-class woman (Natalie Portman). John Hurt ("1984") costars as the Orwellian head of the police state.

"With most action thrillers based on graphic novels, we simply watch the sound and light show," wrote Roger Ebert. "'V for Vendetta' almost always has something going on that is actually interesting, inviting us to decode the character and plot and apply the message where we will."

The 132-minute film is rated R for strong violence and some language.

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or International Film Society membership. Community members who wish to attend campus films can purchase an annual IFS membership at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby. An individual membership costs $4, and a family membership is $10.

More information about the campus film series is available online and at the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office in Davies Center 133.

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JS/DW

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