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Virginia Film Festival 2016: John Harris on Bernie and Rebecca

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Nov 032016
 

2016-11-03-bernie-and-rebeccaWriter John Harris joins Sean McCord to discuss the short film Bernie and Rebecca. This is his second film and he speaks with Sean about how he decided to take up screenwriting after a career in finance. Bernie and Rebecca will be shown at 2:30 at the Culbreth Theater before the film Lost in Paris.

Harris is also a member of the Virginia Film Festival advisory board.

Virginia Film Festival 2016: Lorenzo Dickerson on Anywhere But Here

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Nov 032016
 

Lorenzo Dickerson on November 3, 2016 at the Virginia Film Festival.

Lorenzo Dickerson on November 3, 2016 at the Virginia Film Festival.

Charlottesville filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson joins Sean McCord to talk about his film Anywhere But Here. Dickerson is the founder of Maupintown Media.

The documentary features interviews from 13 African-American men incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Dickerson’s other films include Maupintown and Color Line of Scrimmage.

Anywhere But Here will be shown alongside the documentary Seeking Asylum at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 6 at the Violet Crown.

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2016-11-03-liberty-slaverySean McCord chats with director Troy Thomas and editor Christopher Marshall of Inertia Films about their documentary on the ultimate paradox of Revolutionary America: slavery.

Delving into the hypocrisies of the Founding Fathers’ position as slaveholders, Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers attempts to better understand how the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution could have owned slaves, and why those who didn’t failed to insist on the abolishment of slavery. Investigating the well-known phrase “all men are created equal,” the film studies the essential contradiction of America’s Founding Fathers being champions of liberty, and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.

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Director Troy Thomas and Editor Christopher Marshall of Inertia Films

The film will screen at the Violet Crown on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and will be feature a panel discussion moderated by Giles Morris of Montpelier.

The Muzzles Turn 25: Thomas Jefferson Center news conference

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Apr 202016
 

J20160420-Josh-Wheelerosh Wheeler, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, announces the 25th Anniversary Muzzle Awards at a news conference at the Free Speech Monument on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The occasion is also the 10th anniversary of the wall.

ARTInstead: Panel discussion on race and identity

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Nov 192015
 

On July 11, 2015, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection held a one-day festival called ARTInstead.  The event featured a panel discussion on race, identity and art with Tony Albert, Gerald Cournoyer, Madhavi Reddi, and Frank Walker. The event was facilitated by Margo Smith.

ArtInstead event at Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia

Virginia Film Festival 2015: Gary Springer

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Nov 072015
 

GarySpringerPublicist Gary Springer talks about four films that he brought to this years Virginia Film Festival: Lady in the Van, with the great Maggie Smith; Reconquest of the Useless, a documentary following up on Werner Herzog’s 1982 Peruvian film adventure Fitzcarraldo; The Looking Glass, with esteemed British actress Dorothy Tristan; and Price of Love, a hard­-hitting look at life on the streets in Ethiopia.


Virginia Film Festival 2015: The Leisure Class

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Nov 072015
 

Director Jason Mann’s film The Leisure Class was the winner in this season Project Greenlightjasonmann-leisureclass on HBO. Jason stops by to talk about the making of the film and the challenges of being a documentary film subject himself. The Leisure Class screened Friday November 6 in the new Violet Crown cinema.


Virginia Film Festival 2015: Inspired to Ride

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Nov 062015
 

MikeDion-InspiredToRideSean McCord speaks with Mike Dion, the director of Inspired to Ride.  This documentary about the ultra-endurance Trans-Am bike race was distilled down from over 2,000 hours of footage as cyclists crossed the country from Oregon to Virginia. Find out why many cyclists have shirts that read “It’s Mike Dion’s fault” The film will be released on iTunes and other digital outlets on November 13. 


Virginia Film Festival 2015: Hallowed Ground

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Nov 062015
 

HallowedGroundSean McCord speaks with Mark Rozzo, Sam Erickson, and Matthew Amster about their film Hallowed Ground which made its film debut at the Virginia Film Festival on Friday at the Southern. The film is a documentary about the “sacred American space” that is Gettysburg. How do people who are drawn there think about the Civil War battle that defined the space and the history of the United States? That’s  the topic the film explores.

Virginia Film Festival: Actor for Hire

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Nov 062015
 

ActorsForHireSean McCord speaks with Marcus Mizelle, the director of Actor for Hire, which screened on Friday at the Violet Crown. This was the 21st stop for the film on the festival circuit and Mizelle and actors Jesse O’Neill and Jandres Burgos talked about the challenges and excitement that comes with bringing an idea to life and sharing it with the world. The film started off as a web series that became a feature film.

Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call: The Virginia Film Festival

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Nov 012015
 

WPVC LogoOn the November 1, 2015 episode of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Sean McCord interviewed Jody Kielbasa and Wesley Harris of the Virginia Film Festival about this year’s event.

WPVC 94.7 is a new FM radio station serving the Charlottesville area. Founded by Jeff Lenert and Rod Howard the station plans to serve up a mix of progressive talk radio during the day and hip-hop music during the evening hours. If you are interested in becoming a producer with The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call, or in volunteering in general, you can contact the station here.

Straight Talk: Denise Lunsford and Robert Tracci

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Nov 012015
 

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On the October 31, 2015 edition of Straight Talk with André Hakes on 94.7, the two candidates running for Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped by the studio to answer questions and explain why they want the position. Denise Lunsford (D) is the incumbent seeking a second eight-year term. Robert Tracci (R) is hoping to unseat Lunsford.

(Listener’s note: The audio of the phone calls was not recorded, so we have edited out the silences)