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Arrival / Paramount Pictures presents ; in association with Filmnation Entertainment and Lava Bear Films ; a 21 Laps Entertainment production ; a Denis Villeneuve film ; produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, David Linde ; screenplay by Eric Heisserer ; directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Villeneuve, Denis, 1967- (film director.). Heisserer, Eric, (screenplay.). Levy, Shawn, 1968- (film producer.). Levine, Dan (Daniel J.), (film producer.). Ryder, Aaron, (film producer.). Linde, David, 1960- (film producer.). Adams, Amy, (actor.). Renner, Jeremy, (actor.). Whitaker, Forest, (actor.). Stuhlbarg, Michael, (actor.). Young, Bradford, (director of photography.). Walker, Joe, 1963- (editor of moving image work.). Jóhann Jóhannsson, 1969- (composer (expression)). Chiang, Ted. Motion picture adaptaion of (work): Story of your life. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation, (presenter.). FilmNation Entertainment (Firm), (presenter.). Lava Bear Films, (presenter.). 21 Laps Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 24 of 28 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 28 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch FIC ARR (Text) 0530010608954 Adult DVD Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC ARR (Text) 0530005277406 Adult DVD Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch FIC ARR (Text) 0530005266515 Adult DVD Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC ARR (Text) 0530005270902 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the story "Story of your life" by Ted Chiang.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Home use - inquire for classroom rights
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Bradford Young ; editor, Joe Walker ; music, Johann Johannsson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg.
Summary, etc.:
When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue; optional Spanish, English or French subtitles; Closed-captioned; English descriptive audio; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > Drama.
Written communication > Drama.
Language and languages > Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
French language films.
Spanish language films.
Genre: Feature films > United States.
Science fiction films.

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