Natalie Portman Filmfest Comes to Ann Arbor, Mich.

It might be more of a film program than an actual festival, but the Natalie Portman Filmfest scheduled for today in Ann Arbor, Mich., actually offers a fairly representative snapshot of the actress' career.

Although the three movies scheduled—The Professional, The Other Boleyn Girl and V for Vendetta—are not necessarily considered her best work, they do capture her at major points in her career. The Professional, from 1994, is her breakout film, and V for Vendetta arrived at the height of her post-collegiate return to major-budget Hollywood filmmaking. The Other Boleyn Girl didn’t find much traction with critics or audiences, but it reflects the kind of movie star Portman has become: casually selective without particular regard for the commercial imperatives of most young actresses.

This being Ann Arbor, the festival will be held at a place called the Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Center and hosted by Curtis Glatter, a composer and percussionist. Portman's political activism will doubtless be on the table as well. A $5 donation is welcomed for the event, which kicks off at 4 p.m.

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