Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make the 2010 Virginia Film Festival a Family Affair!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Celebrate the magic of movies with an all-day array of family events and activities on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Events include:

- Screenings of feature family films at The Paramount - free admission!
- The spotlight's on ...You! - walk the red carpet and pose for flashbulb-popping paparrazzi!
- Back lot experience including green screen technology and 3-D imaging
- Premieres of films by aspiring youth filmmakers from acclaimed Light house Studio and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground along with our own Youn Filmmakers Academy
- Free admission to the Virginia Discovery Museum from 1-3pm with VFF stub
- Performances by Academical Village People, Barycentric Theology Fire Spinners, Virginia Dance Team, and more from 10am to 3pm on our Central Place stage
- Bounce-n-Play, face painting, balloon craft, and healthy food samplings

Beauty and the Beast: Saturday at 10:30am at The Paramount
This classic Disney is a timeless tale of romance, intelligence, feminism, and morality. the over arching theme of "don't judge a book by its cover" is intertwined with a magical tale of beasts, castles, dungeons, and witches. Children will be entranced from beginning to end! Following the film, Paige O'Hara (the original voice of Belle) will perform along with the Albemarle High School Patriot Singers. Paige will also sign autographs. It is a must see event!

Louder than a Bomb: Saturday at 1:15pm at The Paramount
This uplifting and inspiring documentary charts the progress of four competing poetry groups within the Chicago Louder than a Bomb Teen Poetry Challenge. Each group faces adversity and embraces creativity as the competition unfolds. The personalities of each poet are celebrated as the documentary highlights the exciting diversity of such a competition. It has been called"an affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best," and is an obvious crowd pleaser. following the film, a panel of poetry enthusiasts and slam poets will discuss the film.

Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
University of Virginia and the College of Arts and Sciences

The Virginia Film Festival

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