El Paso, TX

July 28 - August 7, 2022 • El Paso, TX

V for Vendetta

Breaking the Law
Friday, August 5
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and adapted for the screen by the Wachowskis of Matrix fame, the film had mixed reviews upon its release but has gained a cult following. Set in a future United Kingdom ruled by a totalitarian government, it stars Natalie Portman as Evey, a young woman working for the state-run TV network when she gets unwanted attention from the secret police. Before she can be taken in for questioning, she’s rescued by the vigilante “V” (Hugo Weaving) who foments anarchy in response to the state’s oppression. A constantly shifting relationship of father/daughter, mentor/mentee and lovers forms. With the slippery nature of truth in today’s media – social and otherwise – it’s hard not to see some of the film’s themes as prescient. And, in a sure instance of life imitating art, many real-life protest groups have adopted the Guy Fawkes mask V wears. — Lisa Elliott

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Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
Rated: R