Published: March 6, 2017

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The Department of Linguistics will host a screening of the movie "Arrival", which stars Amy Adams as a linguist. Departmental faculty will be in attendance to offer their thoughts and commentary on the film, and to answer questions from the audience. All are welcome to attend! 

When: Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00-10:00pm

Where: Humanities 150

Below is a synopsis taken from the film's webpage:

Critics are calling Arrival “the best film of the year.”* When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — led by expert translator Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — races against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Jeremy Renner and Academy Award® winner** Forest Whitaker co-star in this mesmerizing masterpiece with “a mind-blowing ending”*** that “you will want to see again and again.”**** 
* Christopher Orr, The Atlantic 
** Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Last King of Scotland 
*** Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 
**** Brian Formo, Collider