Hosted by the University of Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival takes place each fall at venues throughout Charlottesville. Over 70 films will be screened and more than 80 guest artists and speakers are expected to participate. The Festival presents a rich array of panel discussions addressing both high and low budget filmmaking. All panels are free and open to the public. Each year the Festival brings major talents to Charlottesville; past featured guests include Sandra Bullock, Paul Schrader, Stan Winston, Anthony Hopkins and Sigourney Weaver. For more information, please visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org or call 434-982-5277.
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In 1940s Paris, Django Reinhardt electrified audiences with his distinctive style of “hot jazz”. Serving as a tribute to the European Jazz pioneer, the Wartime biopic Django recounts a tumultuous chapter in the life of the legendary Romani guitarist. When Nazism forces Reinhardt to escape German-occupied Paris, the jazz celebrity refuses to become... more
Geek Girls is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis. Filmmaker Gina Hara addresses this... more