Catch “V for Vendetta” Wednesday

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By Special to the Monitor

Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue at UNM-Los Alamos on Wednesday with “V for Vendetta.” The films are shown at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The series is free and open to the public.
Dr. Michelle Marsee will give a brief introduction to the films and lively discussions always follow the movie.
“V for Vendetta” (127 min.) is the film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel “V for Vendetta.” The feature stars Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman in a Britain that is held by dictatorship in the not too distant future.
This film explores political and social issues such as the government’s control, freedom of personal choice and homosexuality.
A masked man named “V” challenges the government’s stranglehold on the country with violent actions that make the public aware of the state the country is in.
Although the graphic novel is from the late 1980s, the film maintains the book’s relevance to issues such as California’s Proposition 8 and Arizona’s Immigrant Law, which are paralleled in different ways throughout the movie.
Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue with “Phantom of the Opera” (1925 NR) on Sept. 29 and will run through Dec. 8. See the full movie schedule at www.la.unm.edu.