Film and Movies

Hometown Films Featured at Festival

Nov 6, 2014

The Virginia Film Festival brings some big-name actors, directors and producers to town, but it also gives some local people a chance to show their work. 

As a young, single woman living in Richmond, Amanda Patterson  knew that Hollywood rarely portrayed sexual encounters accurately.

Virginia Film Festival 2014 Opens

Nov 6, 2014

For 27 years in Charlottesville, the Virginia Film Festival has provided an annual showcase of movies, everything from independent films to classics to documentaries, along with panel discussions and other special events.  Not to mention an opportunity for local folks to rub elbows with some big names in film. 

In this era of smartphones and streaming, when you can pretty much watch whatever whenever from the comfort of wherever, do movie theaters matter anymore? Jody Kielbasa thinks so.

What's Most Scary About Horror Films?

Oct 21, 2014

Halloween reminds us that it can sometimes be fun to explore the dark side. And the rise in popularity of horror movies of the last couple of decades seems to confirm that.

A Virginia Tech Professor of pop culture is taking a closer look at scary movies to see what they tell us about the stereotypes that drive them.

This year’s Virginia Film Festival will feature some very big names – directors and actors coming to Charlottesville to talk about their work.

The Music Never Dies

Sep 25, 2014

“The Music Never Dies: A Jazz Documentary” will tell the story of several legends of jazz and blues as the movie producers catch up with them in their later years.

Some of them are in their 60s and 70s and still laying gigs entertaining jazz and blues loving audiences around the country and beyond.