Virginia Film Festival 2016: Barry Sisson and the Indie Film Minute

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Nov 042016
 

Barry Sisson

Barry Sisson

Barry Sisson of the syndicated radio program Indie Film Minute joins Sean McCord to talk about the history of show and how he began it to increase the audience for independent films.

Sisson and the rest of the Indie Film Minute are also screening independent films in collaboration with Light House Studio.

Virginia Film Festival 2016: Restoring Tomorrow

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Nov 042016
 

Aaron Wolf at the Virginia Film Festival, November 4, 2016.

Aaron Wolf at the Virginia Film Festival, November 4, 2016.

Aaron Wolf of Howling Wolf Productions talks about his documentary Restoring Tomorrow. The film tells the story of his personal journey of rediscovery by telling the story of a Los Angeles treasure, Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Built by the original Hollywood moguls, the temple came near demise, but became determined to achieve the impossible—raise $150 million to restore its majesty and vibrancy, rebuilding the Jewish community, the greater Los Angeles community—and on a personal level, Wolf himself.

Virginia Film Festival 2016: Lydia Moyer

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Nov 032016
 

Lydia Moyer, Associate Professor in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia.

Lydia Moyer, Associate Professor in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia.

Lydia Moyer, an associate professor in the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art, speaks with Sean McCord about her experimental films that are appearing at the 2016 Virginia Festival of Film. They will be screened Saturday at 11:00 am at the Vinegar Hill Theater.

From the Virginia Film Festival: “Drawing equally on the natural and socially constructed worlds, these experimental videos play with form and format while focusing on the U.S. as a contemporary and historical site. They cover ground from recent uprisings in response to police violence to climate change to historical relationships between natives and settlers on U.S. ground.”