Nov 032018
 

Matias is a bright teenager whose family struggles with harsh financial troubles. When he discovers “Los Ricos”, a wealthy family, are out of town, Matias breaks into their mansion where he and his friends spend an afternoon basking in the good life. The party is soon disrupted when a trouble-making relative shows up uninvited. Loyalties are then pushed to the breaking point as Matias’s desire for power in the house rises. Set over a period of less than 24 hours, Matias grapples with the realities and consequences of living in a community ravaged by the wealth gap and income inequality.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

Forced to leave her home, Amal tells her story through oriental dance. Portraying her experiences through motion, her only amal, or “hope” in Arabic, is that someone in the audience will be able to see her pain.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

In the wake of the one year anniversary of the #metoo movement, the Virginia Film Festival hosted a panel on Women in Film, a discussion of the opportunities and continuing challenges for women in the industry today. Panelists Caroline Slaughter and Sara Elizabeth Timmins stopped by to talk about the panel and their film Lamb, which screens before the feature film This Changes Everything, Saturday at 1:00 PM at the PVCC Dickinson Center.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Eric Butler moves to Oakland, California, in an impassioned effort to mentor troubled minority youth. The documentary reveals Eric’s no-nonsense approach to counseling for vulnerable Black and Latinx teenagers and reimagines standard approaches to school discipline. Butler’s restorative justice movement replaces sudden suspensions and expulsions with intimate and honest mentorship. By creating an open space for conversation, at-risk students are able to build trust and realize their potential. After his own son is arrested, Butler reevaluates his responsibilities as both father and teacher to be the leader that he never had growing up.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

When Donnie “Dirtwoman” Corker passed away in 2017, the city of Richmond, Virginia, lost one of its most well-known personalities. A cross-dressing entertainer and a voice of the counterculture movement, Corker embodied the spirit of Richmond through his individuality, his eccentricity, and his perseverance. From running for mayor, to posing for his own pin-up calendar, to starring in a music video for GWAR, he made himself known in all corners of the city. Spanning decades and featuring interviews from several local Richmond personalities, Dirtwoman pays tribute to the life of a local legend.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

Best of Film at Mason returns for a fourth year to present a selection of recent notable and award-winning films from students in the Film and Video Studies Program at George Mason University. Through collaboration with student artists studying screenwriting, producing, cinematography, sound design, and editing, these filmmakers illustrate a wide variety of stories that range from a work place comedy web series to a documentary portrait of an immigrant mother. Highlighting directors innovatively working across genres including documentary, drama, and comedy, this program celebrates the diversity of cinematic storytelling with films centered on connection and community.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

At seventy-six years old, Ingrid Gipson compares her former endeavors as a successful Dallas fashion designer in the 1980s to her current, reclusive lifestyle. After retiring from her creative career, Ingrid moved to the woods. She spends her time creating sculptural ceramic art and creating structures out of nearby rocks. Driven by feelings of uncertainty over whether she had succumbed to the roles that society had chosen for her, Ingrid discusses her newfound sense of fulfillment after dropping everything to become a self-sufficient woman in the wilderness.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 022018
 

Before 1967, the American Southeastern Conference boasted a roster composed entirely of white athletes. In the fall of 1967, however, Nate Northington walked on to the University of Kentucky football field and broke the color line. Just a day before, Northington’s roommate and fellow civil rights pioneer Greg Page had died as the result of a tragic accident. In the wake of his death, Northington fulfilled one of Page’s ambitions: to play football alongside white athletes for his university. Documenting this groundbreaking event in sports, Black in Blue gives voice to the role of sports in integration.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Oct 282018
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call guest host Sean McCord talks with Virginia Film Festival Director Jody Kielbasa and Film Festival Programmer Wesley Harris about this year’s event.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Oct 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David flies solo. Luckily the one consistent thing about Home Grown is that our guests are great. First, Abel Okugawa Wright has thrown on many hats (editor, composer, producer, filmer) to make — with director Aaron Farrington — a new documentary that’s going to be shown at the 2018 Virginia Film Festival, Know Your Neighbor. David talks to Abel about what it was like to make a documentary about Charlottesvillians who’ve come to town as refugees. Wright specifically talks about how they’ve put the film together and why. Then, we welcome back comedians Chris Alan and Winston Hodges, hosts of The Laugh Your Ass Off Host Battle Shows, most frequently at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. Chris and Winston talk about the two shows they have coming up and about the challenges and benefits of doing comedy in this time. It’s two different types of storytellers this week on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Oct 272018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with the musician Jaewar, front man for Vibe Riot, director of Vibe Fest, activist, engineer, producer, on using music to advance positive change, both locally and globally; and Lee Graves, award-winning columnist, essayist and author, on all that’s brewing in craft beers. From colonial days to its golden age.

Apropos Of Something seeks out guests who are passionate about the arts, politics and society at-large. Co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with experts, activists, and the most interesting people they can find. We guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something.

Join Ellen and Nancy on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Oct 212018
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call producer Dan Gould talks with Indivisible Charlottesville’s David Singerman and Corinne Cayce about its continuing efforts to resist the Trump agenda. Topics include: The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointment as it relates to the #MeToo movement and election day advice.

For more information on how you can help the local progressive movement visit the Indivisible Charlottesville web site.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.