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Colette Burson

Colette BursonMeet Colette Burson, an Abingdon native who has made a feature film, 'Permanent,' based on her memories of growing up in Abingdon, which stars Academy-Award winner Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, and Kira McLean. In the 1980s, 'perms' are all the rage, and 13-year-old Aurelie dreams about getting one to finally fit into her new school. However, when her clueless parents take her to a hairdressing academy to save a few dollars, things go incredibly wrong. The film is about adolescence, socially awkward family members, and 'bad hair.' Burson is the award-winning writer/director of the HBO series, 'Hung,' which ran for three seasons, as well as an earlier feature film, 'Coming Soon.'

Cost: Free for Everyone

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  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.

For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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