Virginia Film Festival: Doug Bari on Growing Up Cason

Local filmmaker Doug Bari talks with Sean McCord about Growing Up Cason, the tale of a Charlottesville family’s in the Great Depression. In the film, Bari interviews the siblings and pieces their story together with hundreds of family photographs.

Growing Up Cason will be shown at 1:00 pm on Saturday at Vinegar Hill Theater. Read Bryan McKenzie’s article on the film in the Daily Progress.


Virginia Film Festival: Eduardo Montes-Bradley on Evita

Director Eduardo Montes-Bradley talks with Sean McCord about his exploration of the life of Eva Duarte de Perun consists entirely of previously unseen historical footage, reconstructing the life of the former Argentine first lady from an unbiased perspective.

Evita, which screens Friday November 4, 2011 at 11:30 am at the Regal Downtown, reveals intimate aspects of her early childhood and adolescence leading to her determination to run away to Buenos Aires at age 15. The film continues past Evita’s death, ultimately exposing the macabre plot to make Evita’s corpse disappear, and the curious series of events leading to the exchange of cadavers between the underground Peronist Youth and the military regime.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jody Kielbasa joins Coy Barefoot

2.22.11 Director of the Virginia Film Festival Jody Kielbasa joins Coy to preview the upcoming Oscars. Films included in today’s conversation are The Social Network, Black Swan, True Grit, and 127 Hours, among others. The Paramount Theater is hosting an Oscar Night in America screening this Sunday, February 27th, and you can buy your tickets (which include food, wine, and soda) here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jody Kielbasa joins Coy Barefoot

2.17.11 Director of the Virginia Film Festival Jody Kielbasa joins Coy to discuss the upcoming Oscars celebration in Charlottesville. The Paramount Theater will hold the largest hi-def screening of the Oscars in the entire state on Sunday, February 27th. In addition, the official programs will be shipped to Charlottesville, and some great local restaurants will offer a variety of food and drink samples. Admission is $45, which includes unlimited wine and food, and tickets can be purchased here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jody Kielbasa joins Coy Barefoot

1.18.11 Director of the Virginia Film Festival Jody Kielbasa joins Coy to recap last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Kielbasa was very dissapointed in the event, and claims it has lost most of its luster. As far as the winners are concerned, Kielbasa shares his thoughts on films like Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Fighter. Also, the conversation touches on the free upcoming bonus screening of the documentary The Freedom Riders at the Paramount Theater on January 25th at 6 PM.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Virginia Film Festival Director Jody Kielbasa joins Coy Barefoot

11.16.10 Festival Director Jody Kielbasa joins Coy to wrap up the Virginia Film Festival. Highlighted are Black Swan and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, among others. Coy and Jody talk about the experience of being a director in terms of the work that goes in, the satisfaction of pulling it off, and the community response.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Filmmaker Adams Wood joins the program to discuss the premiere of his film “On Coal River”

11-4-10 Filmmaker Adams Wood talks with Coy about his film “On Coal River” which premieres at the Virginia Film Festival on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Regal Downtown Cinema. Wood’s film addresses the problem of mountain top removal and its effect on the population and environment. Are we aware of mountain top removal? Can it pollute our water and harm local residents? “On Coal River” sheds light on the problem.

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…

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog

Wake-Up Call: 2008 Virginia Film Festival

On the October 26th edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks with Richard Herskowitz, Artistic Director of the Virginia Film Festival, which begins this Thursday, Oct. 30. This is Herskowitz’ fifteenth and final festival, and he speaks about all the various elements that must come together to make it so successful. Also in the studio is Alexandra Woodward, director of All My Friends Are Strangers, a work-in-progress scheduled to screen on Friday.