U.S.A., 111 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Language)
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Director/Screenwriter: Dustin Lance Black Executive Producers: Gus Van Sant, Yeardley Smith, Jay Froberg and Greg Suess Producers: Christine Vachon, Hopwood DePree XIV and Scott J. Brooks Co-Producers: Matthew Myers, Ellen Wander and Eric Watson Director of Photography: Eric Edwards Composer: Nick Urata Editors: John David Allen and Beatrice Sišul Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Harrison Gilbertson, Amy Madigan, Yeardley Smith, Carrie Preston, Lucas Grabeel, Paul Walter Hauser, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ward Burton, Toby Jones
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VIRGINIA stars Jennifer Connelly in the title role as a beautiful yet unhinged single mother who struggles to raise her son Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson) while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Ed Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Emma Roberts). Virginia and the town—populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith—are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long. VIRGINIA is a funny, touching drama that looks at the American Dream and what it takes to keep it together. MPAA has rated this film "R" for language and some sexual content. [$12]
Dustin Lance Black DUSTIN LANCE BLACK (Director/Screenwriter) is a screenwriter, producer and director, having won the 2009 Academy Award® and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Milk,” the biopic of the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn. Additionally, Black wrote the screenplay for “J. Edgar,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio which earned him a Golden Globe® nomination. An honors graduate of UCLA’s School of Film and Television, Black began his professional career as an art director, and quickly transitioned to directing documentaries, television series, commercials and music videos. Black’s first two documentaries “On The Bus” (2001) and “My Life With Count Dracula” (2003) debuted to acclaim and subsequent festival success. These lead to a successful stint producing and directing TLC’s hit program “Faking It,” based upon the famous BBC series about ordinary citizens spending time in a field far removed from their normal lives. The program received notices for its unflinching sociological commentaries. In 2004, Black signed on to draw on his devout Mormon childhood experiences in San Antonio, Texas as a writer and co-producer on HBO’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated polygamist drama “Big Love.” He continued to write for the show until the third season wrapped in 2008.
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