Get ready for a weekend full of film and fun! The Virginia Film Festival is sure to bring a lot of people and star power to Charlottesville as it is celebrating the 25th anniversary this year. So, you better buy your tickets fast because this year’s festival has a lot of great things to offer!
Here is a preview of some of the films to check out:
Something in the Water- Charlottesville, VA is the focus of this documentary. Take a look at the city through the eyes of many different people with a special focus on Charlottesville’s rich music culture. Then afterwards, hear a discussion with the director, Marc Adams.
Hello I Must be Going- Not the typical Romantic Comedy, but it will provide laughs, and heart-wrenching moments that will be executed by a great cast. This movie centers on the life of a divorced woman who lives at home and starts an affair with a 19 year-old boy.
About Cherry- James Franco! While he may be in the movie, his role is not exactly as “the pretty boy.” This movie looks into the porn industry, so get ready for some scandal here!
All the Presidents Men- This 1976 movie is being brought back to the VFF. It takes a look at how the Watergate scandal was uncovered that lead to Nixon’s resignation as President. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two reporters who the movie is about, will be leading a discussion after the film.
Tchoupitoulas- Want to see a different side of New Orleans? This documentary takes you on a journey with three brothers as they discover what it is like to be up all night in this impressive city.
Ethel- The Kennedy’s are headed to UVA! This documentary focuses on the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy, who had to raise her eleven children after her husband died. Even more special—it is directed by her daughter, Rory Kennedy. After the documentary, stay and hear a discussion with Larry J. Sabato and Max Kennedy.
Journey to Darfur- A look at the journey that George Clooney, his father (Nick Clooney), and their friend Mike Hernon had through Darfur in order to shine a light on the modern day genocide that takes place within the country still. Afterwards, hear a discussion with Nick Clooney and Josh Wheeler.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves- It is a childhood classic and one that should be enjoyed over and over again. Since it came out in the 1930’s, you probably haven’t seen it in theaters, so make this the one time you do!
There’s less than a month away till the Virginia Film Festival starts on November 1st and runs through the 4th. But, you can see all will be offered this year at the Film Festival here: http://www.virginiafilmfestival.org/films-and-events/schedule/
Then, check back here on WUVA Online during the Virginia Film Festival for more extensive coverage, interviews, and movie reviews!