Entertainment

Learn civics from Dreyfuss Monday
Published on Nov 13th, 2009
1 comments Academy Award winning actor (though not for his unforgettable roles as citified-cage-climbing oceanographer Matt Hooper in Jaws and as the obsessed UFOlogist in Close Encounters of the Third Kind)...
The Bridge presents "Best of the Bridge Film Series"
Published on Nov 12th, 2009
0 comments In celebration of its fifth anniversary, The Bridge has put together the "Best of the Bridge Film Series," featuring past favorites, such as shorts by Hollis Frampton, Martin Arnold, Robert Nelson...
Jefferson Theater to open November 27
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
17 comments The Jefferson Theater, the historic downtown theater sold by Hook editor and former owner Hawes Spencer to local music magnate Coran Capshaw in 2006, has announced a re-opening date of November 27,...
Funny business: Yuks and yucks from the Film Fest
Published on Nov 9th, 2009
4 comments Alan Ball charms and amuses at True Blood and American Beauty screenings– and in the lobby of Culbreth. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The projectors have stopped running, the popcorn has been swept...
Johnny Gilmore gets musical farewell
Published on Nov 9th, 2009
1 comments Amid the distinctive sound of John D'earth's trumpet, scores of fellow musicians and friends paid tribute last Friday to the life of the late Johnny Gilmore, who died in an October 22 fire, with a...
Snap o' the day: Pretty in pink
Published on Nov 6th, 2009
0 comments Beta Bridge, swathed in pink and gold paint, welcomes filmmaker John Waters, who brings his sold-out "This Filthy World" one-man show to Culbreth at 4pm today. Other Waters' works on tap at this year...
Playwright launches, gets 'Homecoming'
Published on Nov 6th, 2009
2 comments Famed author Earl Hamner Jr. joins cast members of The Homecoming, the dramatic holiday tale whose 1971 television version launched the long-running and still syndicated show The Waltons. Hamner,...
Long shot: Everson makes a visual poem
Published on Nov 2nd, 2009
0 comments Still from Kevin Everson's Erie. One thing I look forward to during the Virginia Film Festival is the chance to view edgy, experimental pieces that usually only screen in urban centers like Chicago...
Third annual Hookworm Film Festival in Lovingston
Published on Oct 30th, 2009
0 comments The Hookworm Film Festival celebrates its third year as a "parasite" of the Virginia Film Festival, presenting "strange, disturbing, funny, and beautiful films featuring horror, animation, sci fi,...
Local vid makes Obamacare finals, outrages Hannity
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
54 comments "I deserve health care." SCREEN CAPTURE One local filmmaker (along with a pack of kids at Riverview Park) might play a key role in the health care debate if a new video keeps advancing in the Obama...
Snap: Dying stars shine bright
Published on Oct 24th, 2009
0 comments Great movies of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s continue to shine above the concession stand at the Seminole Cinema 4, the movie theater that parent company Regal Cinemas claims it will greatly expand but...
Snap: Home for the holidays
Published on Oct 23rd, 2009
3 comments How can you tell when the holidays are approaching? When Jeffrey Norford starts buying inflatables, that's when. The mild-mannered Hook circulation manager spends each fall turning his Mountainview...
Snap: Chalk it up to D. Smith
Published on Oct 22nd, 2009
0 comments "D. Smith" is one amazing artist–- and one amazingly willing to spend time in a perishable medium, as this October 13 chalk drawing on the First Amendment Monument amply demonstrates.
Annette Bening cancels Film Fest appearance
Published on Oct 19th, 2009
6 comments Virginia Film Festival headliner Annette Bening will be a no-show for the November 7 screening of her new film, Mother and Child, because of a "scheduling conflict," according to festival spokesman...
Snap: Friday night skates
Published on Oct 19th, 2009
0 comments Skaters throng the Charlottesville Ice Park on the eve of October 16, a Friday, when public skate time is typically 7-9pm.
WordSmith Poety Jam
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
0 comments WordSmith and DJ Double A I K host a poetry jam, featuring poets, spoken word artists, singers, etc. Random Row Books on West Main. Wednesday, October 28, 7pm to 10pm. Open mic at 7pm, main event...
Trumpeting variety: Orzo's a foodie's delight
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar in the Main Street Market. PHOTO BY NED OLDHAM An elephant is like a tree–at least that’s what the blind monk who felt its leg deduced; his five fabled brethren felt...
Lucy, you got some 'stompin' to do!
Published on Oct 13th, 2009
0 comments On Saturday, October 17 award-winning Keswick Vineyards is having its first-ever “Lucy-style” grape stomping event, inspired by the famous “I love Lucy” episode in which Lucille Ball makes a mess of...
Snap: U2 panorama and slideshow
Published on Oct 11th, 2009
1 comments Finally got around to posting this panorama (with bad stitching) shot October 1, as well as a slideshow. Maybe should have waited longer.
Phish to play JPJ
Published on Oct 9th, 2009
10 comments Supposedly, they broke up, but after a "Mothership" concert in March, Phish is now coming to Charlottesville, says a release from the John Paul Jones arena.