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Vita and Virginia is a handsomely appointed period drama about the friendship between Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) and Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) that soon turned romantic. Their relationship provided the spark of inspiration for Woolf’s Orlando, and the letters between the two literary figures were widely published and read. The film, adapted by Dame Eileen Atkins, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Isobel Waller-Bridge’s electronic score collides interestingly with the 1920s English ambience.

Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.; Fri., Aug. 30, various showtimes; $9 – $12. (310) 473-8530landmarktheatres.com.