Sunday, November 2, 2008

FREE Film Screening: The Visitor

Join us for a free screening of "The Visitor," a film by Thomas McCarthy. Films are open to students, faculty and staff of Loyola College and College of Notre Dame.

Thursday, November 6 at 8pm*
Sunday, November 9 at 6pm
LNDL Auditorium (Lower Level)

*On Thursday, enjoy FREE soda and popcorn, courtesy of Loyola's Student Activities office. (Snacks will also be available on Sunday.)
Walter Vale [(Richard Jenkins) is a] widower, economics professor and the ne plus ultra of boring white men. When he reluctantly returns to Gotham to give a talk at NYU, he finds two immigrants living in his little-used Manhattan apartment: Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and his girlfriend, Zainab (Danai Gurira), illegals who were scammed into renting Walter's usually vacant pad. We half expect a grand gesture from Walter, but McCarthy makes us wait: It isn't until Tarek and Zainab are packed and on the street that Walter tells them to return and stay. And so begins an ostensibly short-term, ad hoc family, with the gregarious Tarek acting as bridge between the taciturn Walter and the always wary Zainab.

--Anderson, John. "The Visitor." Variety, October 3, 2007.
Starring Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman and Danai Gurira. View a trailer on IMDB.

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