Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A
Magnum Opus2017. USA. 83 min.
Director: Kevin Elliott Featuring: Louise Griffiths, Adam J. Harrington, Clark Johnson.
Preceded by the short film Still. (7 min.)
Actions produce consequences. Behind our decisions often lie complex values, priorities, and experiences, inscrutable to others, even ourselves. Magnum Opus takes that on, and four main characters embody different approaches to patriotic service and personal liberty, weaving together into a unified, although destructive outcome. Daniel Cliff is a soldier and an artist, a man of integrity who wields his instinct and intellect, regardless of the consequence to himself, to follow what he sees as right. The film offers at its core the conflict between right and wrong, and the consequences of impossible choices. Discussion with director Kevin Elliott and producer Amanda Upson, moderated by Laurel Cummings (UVA)
Supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts