V for Vendetta

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2020

*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Mar 6 & Sat Mar 7 begin at 12:20am, not 11:59pm!*

“A popcorn movie that preaches mass rebellion against the government—what’s not to like? After milking The Matrix for two superfluous sequels, writer-producers Andy and Larry Wachowski adapt a 1989 graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore; set in a futuristic Great Britain, the movie follows a masked figure (Hugo Weaving) as he carries out a series of assassinations and tries to unite the cowed populace against a totalitarian national-security state. The swashbuckling first hour is superior to the second, which bursts at the seams with backstory, but a rousing climax makes this the most potent piece of agitpop in years. James McTeigue directed; with Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, and Stephen Fry.” – Chicago Reader

Screening as part of our Winter 2020 series, “Waverly Midnights: Hindsight is 2020s.”

  • Country USA/UK/Germany
  • Year 2005
  • Running Time 132 minutes
  • Director James McTeigue
  • Writer Lilly Wachowski (screenplay), Lana Wachowski (screenplay), David Lloyd (graphic novel)
  • Editor Martin Walsh
  • Cinematographer Adrian Biddle
  • Cast Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil