The VC/UHV Library Media Center has recently added to our collection of films! We now have movies like Zootopia, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, and Fences. And more films are on order, so if you need a study break, this is the perfect time to check out a film!
While I’m a little behind on the latest flicks, I did manage to view last year’s science fiction hit Arrival. Based on the short story “Story of Your Life”, the film revolves around the character of linguist Louise Banks played by Amy Adams.
Banks has been recruited by the military to try to establish communication with a group of aliens from one of twelve ships that have landed on earth. She discovers that the seven-limbed aliens which they dub “heptapods” (think sort of floating octopi) have a written language, and she begins to try to learn about why the aliens have come to Earth.
It’s a brilliantly written, well thought out work of cinema that causes you to think about language and the misinterpretation of language, time, and space.
The film also stars Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
It is available for students, faculty, and staff to checkout at the Media Desk on the second floor of the library.
Review written by Rebecca H.