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

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

The Client


Based on the John Grisham bestseller, The Client revolves around Mark, a street-smart 11-year-old boy who is mixed up in a world of criminal activity not meant for him. With no means of getting out, he must rely on an inexperienced lawyer with a history of substance abuse to come to his rescue. This film delves into the lively, tense, and emotionally involving world of shady dealings associated with mobsters and corrupt officials. A cinematic masterpiece from renowned filmmaker Joel Schumacher, this timeless 1994 thriller brings to light the lawless nature of man and a trail of corruption gone unnoticed. Discussion with author John Grisham, moderated by Jane Kulow (Virginia Center for the Book)

Supported by St. Anne’s-Belfield School


Sunday, October 27


5:00 PM


St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Film Info

Director: Joel Schumacher

Runtime: 121 min.

Genre: Classics, Drama

Year: 1994

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Susan Sarandon, Brad Renfro, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia