Reflections from the 2008 Virginia Film Festival

In our previous show we previewed this year’s Virginia Film Festival, hosted by the University of Virginia. In today’s show, we will relive and reflect on the events of this year’s Virginia film festival.

This year’s Virginia Film Festival, hosted by the University of Virginia, kicked off Thursday Evening, Oct. 30, and featured some80 films and 100 guests exploring images of immigrants, outsiders and extraterrestrials.

As in years past, the Festival included Stars and events that will be remembered for years to come. Thursday’s Opening of Lake City was no exception. The featured guests included the film’s writer/directors Perry Moore and Hunter Hill, producers Mark Johnson and Weiman Seid, Sissy Spacek, Lake City’s male lead Troy Garity and his mother, Jane Fonda…

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Ralph Nader to visit the Gravity Lounge on July 13

Ralph Nader defines political activism for many Americans, though many also attribute George W. Bush’s presidency to Nader’s presidential run in 2000. Now, Nader is running again as an independent and will be at the Gravity Lounge on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a rally. Coy Barefoot spoke with Nader before the event to get a preview of what he’ll be saying this time around. Nader says Wall Street is ruining the country by taking too many risks, and points to the credit crisis as evidence. He also weighs in on the possibility of an Iranian invasion, the oil crisis, and outlines what a Nader presidency would do for the country. (photo by David Shankbone)