SCREENINGS CANCELLED - Cinematique Presents: “Luce”

Aug 7, 2019

We are very sorry, but due to equipment problems, we are unable to screen Luce on Wednesday, October 16. We apologyze for the inconvenice.

Luce runs from Monday, October 14 thru Wednesday, October 16. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

It's been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce Edgar has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson believes he is a symbol of black excellence that sets a positive example for his peers. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence. Worried about how this assignment reflects upon her star pupil, Harriet searches his locker and finds something that confirms her worst fears. Features stand-out performances by Octovia Spencer, Tim Roth, Naomi Watts and Kelvin Harrison Jr.


“To say that it unfolds like a play is both accurate and undersells how gorgeously it has been rendered for the screen.” 

Ben Kenigsberg

NY Times

“It’s a perfectly crafted cocktail of vision, talent and script that will leave your mind spinning for days.”

Lindsey Bahr

The Associated Press

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).