virginia film festival

Production values: Jack Fisk finds days of heaven
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
0 comments Cismont resident Jack Fisk has a charmed career. Few movie production designers have worked on so many critically acclaimed films or as consistently with extraordinary directors, such as Terrence...
History in the making: Perseverance, preservation, and preserves
Published on Oct 31st, 2011
0 comments Before the 99 percent, there was the 50 percent. Protesters chanted and blew whistles outside the Whitney Museum, and painted “50% “on raw eggs surreptitiously left inside the galleries. The cause?...
Oliver Stone, Larry Flynt headline Film Fest
Published on Oct 5th, 2011
7 comments A month before the theaters darken for the 24th Virginia Film Festival, director Jody Kielbasa has revealed the special guests so attendees can nab tickets as soon as they go on sale October 7. And...
Virginia Film Festival invites submissions
Published on Jun 25th, 2011
0 comments The Virginia  Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental works for possible inclusion in the 24th annual Virginia Film Festival...
New look: Kielbasa puts stamp on 23rd Film Fest
Published on Nov 8th, 2010
6 comments Stanley Nelson discusses his documentary after the screening of Freedom Riders. PHOTO BY DEBRA COHEN At 10am on Saturday, with a day of screenings left to go, the Virginia Film Festival broke its...
Del Toro bags Film Fest appearance
Published on Oct 29th, 2010
7 comments Hellboy creator Guillermo del Toro, who was scheduled to present his new movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, as the Virginia Film Festival's Saturday night showcase, has canceled because of a "...
New wave: Lots o' new movies at VA Film Fest, plus 'Hellboy' filmmaker and 'Belle' voice
Published on Oct 7th, 2010
2 comments Film fest director Jody Kielbasa offers 100 movies in four days, and says there could be more. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE You read what's hot at Sundance, at Toronto, at Cannes, and wonder, when will...
Zombie 5k: Director wants you to race until you're undead
Published on Oct 7th, 2010
14 comments With these lovelies behind you, wouldn't you run? PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN WIMER Anyone who says they'll only run if someone's chasing them now has an opportunity to prove it. The Zombie 5k, taking...
New look: Film Fest gets Bogdanovich, logo
Published on Aug 16th, 2010
7 comments Film festival director Jody Kielbasa wanted a new logo that really said Virginia. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When the Virginia Film Festival got new director Jody Kielbasa last year, it was inevitable...
Star flick-er: How Warren Beatty seduced America
Published on Apr 6th, 2010
2 comments If you've heard the startling statistic that Warren Beatty slept with 12,775 women, that number comes courtesy of author Peter Biskind, who calculates the Bonnie and Clyde star's sexual encounters...
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...
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...
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...
Bening bags: 'Funny Business' brings Waters and Broderick to film fest
Published on Oct 7th, 2009
0 comments Film fest director Jody Kielbasa details this year's program. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When the Virginia Film Festival unveiled this year's line-up October 7, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick and...
UVA brings cult classic John Waters to Film Fest
Published on Sep 22nd, 2009
3 comments The filmmaker who has made a career out of pushing the boundaries of good taste will headline this year's "Funny Business"-themed Virginia Film Festival. John Waters first gained notoriety with his...
Virginia Film Festival invites film submissions
Published on Jul 20th, 2009
0 comments The Virginia Film Festival invites documentary and feature filmmakers to submit entries for the upcoming Virginia Film Festival. Subjects may deal with the announced festival theme, "Funny Business...
COVER- Back story: 20 years of stars, screenings and survival at the Virginia Film Festival
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
2 comments   Power couple Patricia and John Kluge hosted a party at the first film festival in 1988 and contributed cash and connections that helped get the event off the ground. PHOTO COURTESY THE...
Mopping up: The ebb and flow of the wet Festival
Published on Oct 31st, 2002
0 comments Forget rain dances. Hold a wet-theme film festival in the middle of a drought, and the heavens open up. Or maybe there was a rain dance of sorts from the UVA umbrella girls who greeted attendees at...
All Wet: The Hook's guide-o-rama to the Film Festival
Published on Oct 24th, 2002
0 comments With over 60 Virginia Film Festival events, how do you decide what to attend? To help you home in on the best choices, The Hook has blatantly stereotyped moviegoers based upon the broadest of...
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