virginia film festival

'The Birds': Tippi to tell all at Virginia Film Festival
Published on Aug 24th, 2013
3 comments A movie that terrified a generation will screen again on its 50th anniversary at the Virginia Film Festival, which is bringing Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and its star, Tippi Hedren, to...
It's a wrap: Scenes from the 25th Virginia Film Fest
Published on Nov 6th, 2012
1 comments The badge-wearing moviegoers and filmmakers have cleared out of town and the curtain has gone down on the November 1-4 Virginia Film Festival, with all signs pointing to another record year for the...
All the president's men: Woodward and Bernstein tell all
Published on Nov 3rd, 2012
6 comments Forty years after a bungled burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters brought the term "Watergate" into the national lexicon, the two men most responsible for taking down a...
Slamdancer: Indie mensch Mirvish reveals secret society
Published on Oct 31st, 2012
0 comments Dan Mirvish is getting the check-engine light on his minivan checked in Los Angeles as he's speaking with a reporter, a seemingly mainstream activity for a filmmaker known as a subversive. Mirvish co...
This property condemned: Marc Singer goes house hunting
Published on Oct 30th, 2012
2 comments Actor Marc Singer’s roles have varied wildly. He has co-starred in period dramas like Roots: The New Generations. In TV’s V, he battled aliens. In the title role in The Beastmaster, he ruled the...
En garde: Carradine offers 'shocking' details from 'The Duellists'
Published on Oct 30th, 2012
1 comments In The Duellists, a French Hussar (Keith Carradine) insults a fellow soldier (Harvey Keitel) during the Napoleonic Wars. For years afterward, they engage in a series of brutal duels, driven by the...
Festival origins: Founder Patricia Kluge tells how it all began
Published on Oct 30th, 2012
2 comments On the 25th anniversary of the Virginia Film Festival, Patricia Kluge and former Governor Gerald Baliles both are being honored for its founding. According to Kluge, however, someone else first...
One-man band: McElwee persists in first-person documentary
Published on Oct 30th, 2012
0 comments In the mid-1980s, filmmaker Ross McElwee considered shooting a documentary about General Sherman’s march through the South. And he did shoot a documentary following Sherman’s trail, but in wholly...
Rogue cinema: Boyd Tinsley makes film you can feel
Published on Oct 29th, 2012
1 comments For violinist Boyd Tinsley, it's always about the music– even when the medium is the movies. In films like Star Wars, Psycho, and North by Northwest, the music creates the tension, says Tinsley...
Fat kid: Lillard's directing debut rules the world
Published on Oct 28th, 2012
1 comments Some people recognize Matthew Lillard from Scream. Others know him from Scooby-Doo. Sitting in the airport in Dallas on the day he's talking to a reporter, someone tells him they just saw him in SLC...
Flick picks: What local filmmakers want to see
Published on Oct 28th, 2012
1 comments The curtain is getting ready to rise on the 25th Virginia Film Festival, and there's the recurrent problem: what to see? Sometimes, it's simply too much to weed through more than 100 films for the...
25th time's the charm: An exuberant eye for the Film Festival
Published on Oct 25th, 2012
0 comments The 25th annual Virginia Film Festival will take place November 1-4.  I have been blessed to watch it from the beginning. On October 27th, 1988, The Virginia Festival of American Film opened in...
Not fade away: Virginia Film Fest announces 25th line-up
Published on Oct 2nd, 2012
0 comments Lots of new films are on the bill for the 25th Virginia Film Festival among the 100-plus scheduled, but there's still more to come. Four other headliners for this year's November 1-4 flickathon had...
Dramatic tension: Kielbasa counts down to opening night
Published on Sep 16th, 2012
0 comments Jody Kielbasa is tired. When we spoke with him, the Virginia Film Festival director had been in Richmond the previous night, trying to celebrate his wife's birthday while dealing with emails during...
Packed houses: Scenes from a film festival
Published on Nov 8th, 2011
2 comments It was standing room only at this year's Virginia Film Festival. Now in its 24th year, the November 3-6 homage to cinema is more popular than ever, at least judging by the unprecedented 27 sell-outs...
Digital Media Gallery on the Downtown Mall
Published on Nov 4th, 2011
0 comments In association with the Virginia Film Festival University of Virginia students in Kevin Everson's advanced cinematography class project films outside on UVA's Arts Grounds and on the Downtown Mall....
'Natural Selection': Meanie 'Hangover' actress plays nice
Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
5 comments Rachael Harris can play mean, and in the 2009 smash hit Hangover, she plays really mean as Melissa, the girlfriend of Ed Helms' character, Stu. "My agent was getting calls for me to play the shrew,"...
Hazardous act: UVA grad had 'JFK' moment
Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
6 comments Sarah Lyman Kravits, UVA class of 1988, was in grad school in Washington when she was picked for a few moments of screen time in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, JFK. "Oliver Stone wanted everyone smoking...
Festival faces: Spacek, Stone, Sabato, and Wasikowska
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
5 comments Just in case the movies aren't enough, the Virginia Film Festival sprinkles in a few stars.
Best o' the fest: What real filmmakers want to see
Published on Nov 2nd, 2011
0 comments Salivation. That's what happens when you're a cinephile and you pick up the program for the 24th annual Virginia Film Festival and see all those unreleased new movies, and all those classics you've...
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