Hett Adds Recent Releases to 2018 Film Series

“Dunkirk,” “Get Out” and “The Shape of Water”

(LEBANON, Ill., November 29, 2017) — Three new releases, including anticipated Academy Award contenders, have been added to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts’ Film Arts Series in 2018.

“All of these films have excellent chances of being recognized during award season,” said Peter Palermo, director of the Hett. The films are:

“Dunkirk” (2017) – Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 and 7 p.m. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan. 1 hour, 46 min.; rated PG-13.

“Get Out” (2017) - Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. In this mystery thriller written by Jordan Peele, a young African American meets his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods but the friendly and polite ambience gives way to a nightmare. 1 hour, 44 min.; rated R.

“The Shape Of Water” (2017) - Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. This otherworldly fairy tale written and directed by Guillermo del Toro is set in 1962 Cold War-era America. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, a lonely woman’s life is changed forever when she and a co-worker discover a secret classified experiment. 2 hours, 3 min.; rated R.

Admission is $5 for the public and free for McKendree students, faculty and staff members. Tickets are available at theHett.com. The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation sponsors the Film Arts Series. An informal discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone. For more information, visit theHett.com, or call 618-537-6863.