Free Movie — V for Vendetta (2005)
October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Honors Program and the NCC voter registration drive bring you V for Vendetta, the latest film in NCC’s free film series which will screen on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 in the East Campus Theatre. Adapted from Allan Moore and David Lloyd’s graphic novel of the same name – our hero (played by Hugo Weaving) and heroine (played by Natalie Portman) are part of a dysfunctional world that is run by fear and miss-information. If that sounds familiar, come learn w…hat the “Fifth of November” can mean as the 6th of November approaches (Get out and Vote!!)
Rotten Tomatoes gives this 2005 thriller 93% and it will ask you to think about how information is used to corral not only people but their thoughts. Adam Suttler (played by John Hurt = perfection) is the central fascist in the story while V (played by Weaving) enacts a series of ingenious efforts to remind people that thinking is required for a democracy to work. Amidst all of the action of the story is Detective Finch who is diligent enough to follow facts to answer difficult questions. Some may be upset by the story, some may think the story does not go far enough, but what you will see are ideas that have come to life on this cinematic canvas that are almost too timely. So join us, fill the theater, maybe register to vote and become moved; learn that fear is the enemy we all need to confront.