Page 1


GALA SCREENINGS

OPENING NIGHT FILM

The French Dispatch Wednesday, Oct. 27 | 7:00 PM The Paramount Theater

The latest in a series of idyllic, fantastical pieces by Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch takes us to the fictional French village of Ennui-surBlasé to follow the lives of journalists at an outpost of an American magazine. Inspired by the magazine The New Yorker, the film plays out like an issue of a magazine itself, and is a colorful, unique ode to journalism and the stories within all of us. Introduction by President Jim Ryan (UVA) and Jody Kielbasa (UVA)

Tickets: $20.00 Presented by UVA Arts: Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts

GALA SCREENING

Last Night in Soho Thursday, Oct. 28 | 5:00 PM The Paramount Theater

In the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright, Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to transport between the 1960s and the modern day. While in the 60s, Eloise finds herself in the body of a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie (Anya TaylorJoy), who inspires her designs. But eventually, the glitz and glamour of Eloise’s hidden world become a dark twisted nightmare and the dreamworld is not all it appears to be. Last Night in Soho is filled with unexpected moments, a constantly changing plot, and secrets that can only be uncovered by viewing the whole film. Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Supported by Woodard Properties

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021


GALA SCREENINGS GALA SCREENING

Dopesick

Saturday, October 30 | 12:30 PM | The Paramount Theater This Hulu limited series examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Dr. Samuel Finnix (Michael Keaton) is suspicious of a new miracle drug being pushed by a young pharmaceutical rep (Will Poulter), while a distressed Virginia mining community develops a devastating addiction. DEA agent Bridget Meyer (Rosario Dawson) is trying to fight the impending crisis from the inside. All the while, Purdue Pharma’s Richard Sackler (Michael Stuhlbarg) is looking for ways to get his new drug into as many hands as possible. Discussion with showrunner Danny Strong and author Beth Macy, moderated by Ted Johnson (Deadline)

Tickets: $12.00

GALA SCREENING

Presented by Virginia Film Office

Passing

Friday, Oct. 29 | 5:00 PM | The Paramount Theater Passing follows two mixed-race women who choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1920s New York. Irene (Tessa Thompson) identifies as African American and is married to a black doctor (André Holland), while Claire (Ruth Negga) “passes” as white and is married to a prejudiced white man (Alexander Skarsgård). Though they were friends in high school, their differing lives and social circles as adults reveal a jarring dissonance that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities. Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00

CENTERPIECE FILM

The Power of the Dog Saturday, Oct. 30 | 8:30 PM The Paramount Theater

Phil and George Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons) are two of the wealthiest ranchers in 1925 Montana, with opposing personalities: Phil is charismatic yet cruel, while George is quiet yet empathetic. When George marries a young widow named Rose (Kirsten Dunst), he moves her and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to the ranch he shares with Phil. Phil begins to torment the new arrivals, until he develops a relationship that he did not expect. The latest film in over a decade from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog is an exploration of the confines of masculinity against the backdrop of the American West. Introduction by Jody Kielbasa (UVA) Tickets: $20.00 Presented by Truist This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include CART (live transcript) or ASL interpretation. VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021


GALA SCREENINGS GALA SCREENING

Spencer Friday, Oct. 29 | 8:30 PM The Paramount Theater

GALA SCREENING

The Harder They Fall Thursday, Oct. 28 | 8:30 PM The Paramount Theater

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Princess Diana reexamines her marriage with Prince Charles and wrestles with the decision to leave the royal family for good. Featuring Kristen Stewart as Diana Spencer, this biographical film is an introspective reimagining of how a woman decides, somehow, not to be the queen over the course of three fateful days in history. With stunning cinematography and a gorgeous backdrop, this film is an expressionistic, intimate examination of one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures. Introduction by Jody Kielbasa (UVA)

GALA SCREENING

The Lost Daughter Sunday, Oct. 31 | 4:30 PM The Paramount Theater

recorded discussion with director Jeymes Samuel

Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, and marking the directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter is an exploration of the difficulties of motherhood and the dangers of leaving one’s past unsettled. The film stars Leda (Olivia Colman) as a middle-aged divorcée devoted to her work as an English teacher, and to her two children. While on vacation in a coastal town in southern Greece, she encounters a family that forces Leda to reflect on her own life. When the daughter of the family goes missing, Leda is forced to remember the traumas of her own childhood and her time as a young mother.

Tickets: $20.00

Tickets: $12.00

When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), the man who murdered his parents, is being released from prison, he rounds up a gang to track the man down and get his revenge. At the same time, Rufus assembles his own fearsome crew to confront Love. Fueled by passion and bent on destruction, both gangs move toward a deadly face off in this action-packed revisionist Western. Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, and Regina King portray real historical cowboys with the intensity and ruggedness that embodied the times. The Harder They Fall captures the classic hallmarks of the Western genre in a way that is both fun and refreshingly modern. Pre-

Tickets: $20.00 Presented by UVA Gamma Knife Center This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

C’mon C’mon Sunday, Oct. 31 | 8:00 PM The Paramount Theater

Preceded by the short film Blush.

When Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), a burnt out radio journalist, is left to take care of his precocious young nephew Jesse (Woody Norman), they embark on a cross-country road trip as Johnny interviews children from around the country, asking them what they think the future will hold. Over the course of the road trip, both Johnny and Jesse bond and come to understand each other and their complicated relationship. C’mon C’mon explores family, grief, and the bonds that bring us together in this touching black and white film directed by Mike Mills. Introduction by Jody Kielbasa (UVA) Tickets: $20.00 Presented by The Paramount Theater VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021


SPECIAL GUESTS AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES AWARD RECIPIENT

Jeremy O. Harris

A TRIBUTE TO

Martha Plimpton

Sunday, Oct. 31 | 5:30 PM Culbreth Theatre

Followed by a screening of Zola The Virginia Film Festival will present award-winning writer and actor Jeremy O. Harris with the 2021 American Perspectives Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema, following a screening and discussion of Zola. A graduate of the Yale MFA Playwriting Program and currently residing in New York City, Harris is an award-winning playwright and actor best known for Slave Play, which broke the record for the most Tony nominations for a non-musical play in 2020. He has been honored with the Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences in 2018. In his first foray into screenwriting, Harris co-wrote A24’s 2021 film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. He has an overall deal with HBO and is a co-producer for the second season of the hit series Euphoria. He recently appeared on HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot. Based on the greatest true story ever tweeted, Zola follows a self-assured waitress and exotic dancer from Detroit, Zola (Taylour Paige), who is convinced by a stranger, Stefani (Riley Keough), into a weekend of stripping in Florida that quickly takes a nefarious turn. Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Supported by 101 Jamz and UVA Department of Drama This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.

Saturday, Oct. 30 | 4:00 PM The Paramount Theater Following a screening of Mass Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton will be celebrated in a tribute event highlighting her remarkable career, in a conversation moderated by Brian Truitt (USA Today) following a screening of her latest film, Mass. Plimpton has consistently wowed audiences and critics alike for her work on stage, screen, and television. First rising to prominence for her role in Richard Donner’s The Goonies, her many film credits have included the Disney sequel Frozen 2, The Mosquito Coast, Running on Empty, Parenthood, and Small Town Murder Songs. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Virginia Chance in the FOX sitcom Raising Hope and won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance on CBS’s The Good Wife. On Broadway, Plimpton has received Tony nominations for her roles in The Coast of Utopia, Top Girls, and Pal Joey. Plimpton’s latest film, Mass follows a private talk between two sets of parents as they attempt to move forward, years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart. Tickets: $12.00 VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021


SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS A snapshot of what is in store Oct. 27-31. To view all 85+ films and events, visit virginiafilmfestival.org.

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

SOCKS ON FIRE

MENDING WALLS

Thursday, Oct. 28, 5:30 PM, Violet Crown 5

Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 PM, Culbreth Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:00 PM, Culbreth Theatre

Socks on Fire follows filmmaker Bo McGuire as he returns to his hometown of Hokes Bluff, Alabama to find that his Aunt Sharon—his favorite childhood relative—had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, his Uncle John, out of the family home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, Socks on Fire documents the fluidity of identity, personality and performance in his hometown among his kin and the many women who have been a force in Bo’s life. Discussion with filmmaker Bo McGuire, moderated by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)

In the wake of the social unrest following George Floyd’s death, artist Hamilton Glass brings together 30 artists from different walks of life to collaborate, connect, and heal through art and storytelling. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the Mending Walls project pairs up artists of different backgrounds to complete a public art project that is meant to incite discussion not only amongst viewers but also between the artists themselves. Directed by Pam and Todd Hervey, this film follows the collaborative journey of some of the artists involved in the project and gives a glimpse into the healing process and educational growth that is taking place in the current day. Introduction by President and CEO of VPM Jayme Swain, discussion with producer Pam Hervey, co-producer Hamilton Glass, and subject Matt Lively, moderated by Marc Cheatham (The Cheats Movement)

Preceded by the short film The Wind and the Kite. The newest film from acclaimed director Joachim Trier, The Worst Person in the World follows the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve) as she struggles to navigate and reconcile her love life with her attempts to find a career path and herself. The winner of the Best Actress award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, The Worst Person in the World is a modern and unique look at relationships and how they shape us. Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Presented by C-VILLE Weekly

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Supported by IX Art Park

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Presented by VPM Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

TRUTH TELLERS

MAYOR PETE

STAY PRAYED UP

Sunday, Oct. 31, 1:15 PM, The Paramount Theater

Friday, Oct. 29, 5:45 PM, Culbreth Theatre

Saturday, Oct. 30, 3:00 PM, Culbreth Theatre

Directed by Jesse Moss (Boys State), this film uses unprecedented access to South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, his husband Chasten, and members of their campaign team from the days before he becomes the first openly gay presidential candidate, through his historic Iowa Caucus victory and campaign, and to his joining the Biden administration as the nation’s first LGBTQIA+ cabinet member. This film is a fascinating look inside one of the most intense campaign cycles of our time, and a powerful story of perseverance and politics. Discussion with filmmaker Jesse Moss, moderated by Ted Johnson (Deadline)

Stay Prayed Up is a foot-stomping, soul-stirring documentary that follows the Branchettes, a legendary North Carolina gospel group led by the force of nature that is Lena Mae “Sister” Perry. Now in her 50th year as bandleader, Perry and her group have packed churches and lifted hearts throughout the South and as far away as Ireland. The film follows the Branchettes as they record their first, fully live album, and is a testament to the fact that music, and faith, are nothing without the fire that fuels them. Discussion with Mother Lena Mae Perry, producer Phil Cook, and filmmakers Matt Durning and D.L. Anderson, moderated by Andrea D. Copeland (Positive Channels)

For activist Robert Shetterly, the divide between art and politics is a small one. A renowned artist who painted the series Americans Who Tell The Truth—a series of portraits that have been exhibited around the country over the past two decades— Shetterly started his art work as a response to the political climate in the early 2000s. Featuring interviews with artists and activists from around the country, Truth Tellers follows Shetterly as he explores the state of the country now and what it means to be a good American. Discussion with filmmaker Richard Kane and subjects Robert Shetterly and Reggie Harris, moderated by Andrea Douglas (Jefferson School)

Tickets: $12.00 Presented by United Way of Greater Charlottesville Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tickets: $12.00 Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS A snapshot of what is in store Oct. 27-31. To view all 85+ films and events, visit virginiafilmfestival.org.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

THE SPEECH

MOTHERING SUNDAY

Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:00 PM, Drive-In at Morven

Sunday, Oct. 31, 6:45 PM, Violet Crown 6 & 7

Sunday, Oct. 31, 10:30 AM, Violet Crown 5

Florist Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) has his life completely upended when he finds a mysterious plant he dubs Audrey II, after his longtime flower shop crush, who has an insatiable craving for blood. Seymour’s star begins to rise as news of the wondrous never-before-seen plant travels. However, Audrey II begins to grow beyond Seymour’s imagination, and Seymour must find a way to stop the mess he created in this classic musical celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

This comedic film d’auteur directed by Laurent Tirard follows 35-year-old Adrien at a disastrous family dinner rife with old grudges, and an over-excited soon to be brother-in-law. To make matters worse, Adrien has texted his ex, in an attempt to reconnect, and hasn’t heard back yet. A story that explores male heartbreak through awkward and hilarious moments, this is a film that anyone who’s ever been in a relationship or had a family meal can relate to. Based on a novel by Fabrice Caro, The Speech gives viewers a seat at this hilariously awkward table in this US premiere of a 2020 Cannes Official Selection.

This sultry film, based on the Grahame Swift novella of the same name, pairs up-and-coming stars Odessa Young (Assasination Nation) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown) with the Academy Award-winning trio of Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, and Glenda Jackson in a bittersweet story of secret love in post WWI England. When housemaid Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) sneaks off to see her wealthy neighbor and longtime lover (Josh O’Connor) before his wedding to another woman. Their idyllic hours together are overshadowed by recent and looming tragedies that will change both of their lives forever.

Tickets (Sold per Vehicle): $30.00

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00

Tickets: $12.00

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.

Supported by 200 South Street Inn and Jamie White Real Estate

HOW THE MONUMENTS CAME DOWN

THE MACHINERY OF DREAMS

Saturday, Oct. 30, 6:00 PM, Culbreth Theatre

Saturday, Oct. 30, 11:00 AM, Culbreth Theatre

How the Monuments Came Down reveals the historic roots of white supremacy and Black resistance in Richmond since the end of the Civil War. Through personal stories from descendants and history-makers, the film uncovers how Confederate monuments came to shape Richmond’s landscape and why protestors demanded they come down. Introduction by President and CEO of VPM Jayme Swain, discussion with filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren and story advisor and descendant Joseph Rogers, moderated by VPM news anchor Angie Miles

Preceded by the short film The Beekeeper.

LOVE AND FURY Saturday, Oct. 30, 2:45 PM, Violet Crown 5 Following Native artists as they navigate their careers in the US and abroad, this documentary explores the immense complexities involved in understanding their own identity as Native artists while advancing Native art into a post-colonial world. Bold and personal, the film challenges both the art world and historical misrepresentations of Native people. Discussion with subject Yatika Fields, moderated by Dr. Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)

Tickets: $12.00 This film is part of the Indigenous Americans in Film Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets: $14.00 / $12.00 Presented by VPM Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

When her mother is hospitalized after a car crash, eightyear-old Lily goes to live with her aunt and grandmother, who suffers from dementia. Lily’s grandmother begins to tell her a fairytale to pass the time, but when the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur, Lily ventures into the fairytale to find a way to save her mother. Combining fantasy elements with a human story of grief and acceptance, The Machinery of Dreams is a sweeping portrayal of the bonds that tie a family together. Discussion with director Eric Hurt and actor Cora Metzfield, moderated by producer Jack Steinberg

Tickets: $12.00 Supported by Charlottesville and Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021


VIOLET CROWN 6&7

VIOLET CROWN 5

CULBRETH

THE 34TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

PARAMOUNT

MORVEN

THURSDAY, OCT. 28

BLIND TRUST w/ Guests

A CHOICE OF WEAPONS

3:00PM

SHORT FILMS: FACING REALITY

3:45PM

4:00PM

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

SOCKS ON FIRE

5:00PM

w/ Guests

MENDING WALLS w/ Guests

DRACULA

BELFAST

THE HARDER THEY FALL 8:30PM

TRY HARDER! 6:30PM

6:30PM

7:00PM

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD 9:00PM

8  VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

5:30PM

8:30PM

STORM LAKE 9:00PM


FRIDAY, OCT. 29

VIOLET CROWN 6&7

VIOLET CROWN 5

VIOLET CROWN 4

CULBRETH

PARAMOUNT

MORVEN

THE 34TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

NOT GOING QUIETLY 12:00PM

9/11: INSIDE THE PRESIDENT’S WAR ROOM

SUDANESE FILM GROUP SHORTS 1:00PM

w/ Guests

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON w/ Guests

SHORT FILMS: BEING HUMAN

2:00PM

2:00PM

2:45PM

PASSING MEMORIA

5:00PM

MAYOR PETE w/ Guests

5:45PM

SCREAM

5:00pm

I DON’T FIRE MYSELF 5:30PM

NUDO MIXTECO 6:00PM

7:00PM

SPENCER 8:30PM

THE HAND OF GOD

THE NOISE OF ENGINES 9:00PM

PARALLEL MOTHERS

JUMP, DARLING

8:30PM

8:45PM

9:00PM

SPECIAL

MATINEE

EVENING

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019  9


SATURDAY, OCT. 30

VIOLET CROWN 6&7

VIOLET CROWN 5

VIOLET CROWN 4

CULBRETH

MORVEN

PARAMOUNT

THE 34TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

THE MACHINERY OFNOT DREAMS GOING w/QUIETLY Guests

12:00PM - 1:45PM 11:00AM

A CRITICAL EYE PANEL

DOPESICK

12:30PM

w/ Guests

ALONERS 12:00PM

THE KIDS

12:30PM

1:30PM

LOVE AND FURY

STAY PRAYED UP w/ Guests

3:00PM

MASS w/ Guests

2:45PM

3:00PM

PERSIAN LESSONS 4:00PM

4:00PM

BEANS HOW THE MONUMENTS CAME DOWN

CITIZEN ASHE

w/ Guests

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

HIVE

w/ Guests

6:00PM

THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER

5:30PM

w/ Guests

6:00PM

7:00PM

7:00PM

PETITE MAMAN 8:00PM

THE POWER OF THE DOG 8:30PM

JOCKEY RED ROCKET 9:30PM

10  VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

CAFE AMERICANO 9:30PM - 11:30PM

9:00PM


10:00AM

FLEE 11:15PM

LUNANA 11:00AM

TRUTH TELLERS

VIOLET CROWN 5

VIOLET CROWN 4

CULBRETH

PARAMOUNT

MORVEN

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN

MOTHERING SUNDAY

END OF THE LINE

10:30AM

11:00AM

MEDICINE MAN

w/ Guests

THE FIRST STEP

1:15PM

w/ Guests

THE MEANING OF HITLER

VIOLET CROWN 6&7

SUNDAY, OCT. 31

THE 34TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

1:30PM

FIGHTER 1:15PM

2:00PM

2:00PM

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

THE LOST DAUGHTER

JULIA 4:00PM

THE RAFT 4:15PM

4:30PM

4:30PM

ZOLA w/ Guests

WE BURN LIKE THIS

5:30PM

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

w/ Guests

6:45PM

6:30PM

NEIGHBOURS

7:00PM

C’MON C’MON

7:30PM

8:00PM

ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME

DACHRA 9:00PM

SPECIAL

THE SPEECH

MATINEE

9:00PM

EVENING

MONKEY BEACH 9:15PM

FREEVIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019  11


TICKETS

How can I get tickets?

Anything else I need to know? Where can I get tickets during the five days of the Festival?

Online at virginiafilmfestival.org until two hours prior to each film.

UVA Arts Box Office Wed, Oct 27: Noon–5:00 PM

By Phone at (434) 924-3376, open Tues-Fri from noon to 5:00 PM.

Thurs, Oct 28: Noon–5:00 PM, 5:30-6:30 PM, 8:00-9:00 PM

In Person at one of our two main box office locations:

Fri, Oct 29: Noon–5:45PM, 8:00-9:00 PM

UVA Arts Box Office in the lobby of the UVA Drama Building, open Tues-Fri from noon to 5:00 PM

Sat, Oct 30: 10:00-11:00 AM, Noon-6:00 PM, 8:30-9:30PM

Festival Headquarters, located inside Violet Crown on the Downtown Mall, open during the 5 days of the Festival, Oct. 27-31 from 10:00 AM to the start of the last film each day.

Sun, Oct 31: 10:15-11:15 AM, Noon-5:30 PM, 8:00-9:00 PM

How much do tickets cost? Matinees prior to 5:00 PM: $12.00 Evening screenings: $14.00 adult / $12.00 discounted (see below) Select Special Screenings: $20.00 Drive-In Movies: $30.00 (sold per vehicle) Discounts are available for most evening screenings to senior citizens (60+), students with ID, children, UVA faculty and staff, and local educators.

How can I pay for tickets? We accept all major credit cards and checks at all of our in-person box office locations. Checks should be made payable to: UVA–Arts Box Office. Cash payments are also accepted at the UVA Arts Box Office location.

What if I am a full-time UVA student? All full-time UVA students can receive one complimentary ticket to all films, as available, made possible by the UVA Art$ Program. These student tickets must be reserved in advance and are not available the day of a film or at the door of an event. VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2021

P Seating for each screening will begin approximately 30 minutes before the stated screening time. P Arrive on time! Admission to theaters may be restricted after the film has begun. P Be conscious of venue locations! Venues are located all around town, so plan your film schedule accordingly.

COVID-19 Policies

Festival Headquarters at Violet Crown Oct. 27-31: 10:00 AM until the start of the final screening or event each day.

Masks will be required for all VAFF events held at indoor venues, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, in compliance with The Paramount Theater’s policy, VAFF events at The Paramount will require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to the event, along with a photo ID upon arrival.

At The Paramount Theater Open one hour before each screening.

For more information, visit virginiafilmfestival.org/ covid-19.

Morven Tickets to Morven can only be purchased in advance, up to 2 hours prior to each screening. There will be no box office on site. Online Up to two hours prior to each film.

What if tickets are unavailable? You’re in luck! Unclaimed tickets may become available at the door. Here are the details: P Ten minutes prior to the start of a film, we will sell unclaimed tickets to patrons in a standby line. P We do not have control over when standby lines begin to form, and therefore we cannot advise patrons on an arrival time to join a line. P We do not permit the saving of places in standby lines, and a max of four tickets per person will be sold. P While there is no guarantee that we will have unclaimed tickets at the door, we typically do have a small number to release to a standby line.

Accessibility All screening and event venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair areas for viewing performances, and have accessible restrooms. Additionally, we strive to be accessible to all our patrons. Select films offer closed captioning, open captions, and we also offer ASL interpretation at select in-person discussions. Also, all of our foreign-language films are presented with English subtitles, but not all films with subtitles are fully captioned. For more information and for instructions on how to view a complete list of films that offer the accommodations listed above, visit virginiafilmfestival.org/accessibility. To request accommodations for a film, discussion, or event, please contact Erica Barnes, eb4va@virginia.edu (434) 982-4543, at least seven (7) business days before the event.


Millions discover their favorite reads on issuu every month.

Give your content the digital home it deserves. Get it to any device in seconds.