37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Ben is Back

When Holly’s (Julia Roberts) 19-year-old addict son, Ben, returns home one fateful Christmas Eve, she must do everything in her power to keep him out of harm’s way and avoid the family’s downfall. While Holly remains concerned about Ben’s ability to stay clean, his sister and stepfather fear he will wreak havoc on their lives once again. After Ben launches a charm offensive that wins over his young half-siblings, Holly agrees to let him stay as long as she watches his every move. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed and Holly’s love for her son is tested.

Supported by The Martin Agency and University Programs Council


Saturday, November 3


6:30 PM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

Film Info

Director: Peter Hedges.

Runtime: 103 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton.