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Friday Film Series

Nov 18, 2011 7pm

Greene County Library, Main St, Stanardsville
WIN WIN directed by Thomas McCarthy (2011)
A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he's double-crossed comes into his life.

Ginny Reese

Movie Night: "Want to See a Donkey Kong Kill Screen?"

Dec 7, 2011 7pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Come view a documentary film about cut-throat arcade video game competition. Snacks will be served. Call or visit the library for details including film title, or to be added to our film email list.

Meredith Dickens

Documentary Film Series

Dec 8, 2011 7pm

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
FREAKONOMICS directed by Alex Gibney and Heidi Ewing
Film adaptation of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. The film examines human behavior through consistently provocative and often hilarious case studies.

Krista Farrell

Home Movie Day at U.Va. Library

Oct 13, 2011 6pm - 8:30pm

Auditorium at Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia
U.Va. Library joins more than 50 organizations around the world in celebration of Home Movie Day by screening your home movies, as well as a few from the vaults of the Small Special Collections Library.

Do you have home movies on film that you've never seen or haven't watched since you inherited them from your grandparents? Here’s an opportunity to watch them at U.Va. Library. Drop off your 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 homemade films with the Library's audiovisual conservator between 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the Auditorium at Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library. The conservator will then evaluate your film’s condition, and if possible, show your home movies on the big screen that night. You will get your films back after the screening.

You may also submit your films by scheduling a drop-off appointment with the audiovisual conservator, , or if you don’t use email, please call 924-1055 to arrange submission of your film.

Don't have any home movies on film? You're invited, too! Come watch films of your neighbors, as well as a re-screening of newly preserved 16mm prints from the Ralph W. Feil Collection. These Kodachrome home movies from 1939-40 feature historic scenes of downtown Charlottesville and U.Va. Grounds, including brief aerial shots of both.

Free and open to the public.

Event location is the Auditorium at Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library, McCormick Road (next to Alderman and Clemons libraries). Hourly parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street. Sponsored by Preservation Services, Alderman Library.

Leigh Rockey

Film Premier "The Story of Ms. Rose"

Jan 28, 2011 1 - 2pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, CHS

VSA arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle and City of Charlottesville Therapeutic Recreation announce a Film Debut Event: “The Story of Ms. Rose,” Friday, January 28th, 2011, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This 8-minute film was made by Light House in cooperation with VSA arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle. Light House’s Sam Baker directed an inclusive group of 6 teen filmmakers in the making of this film. The story is of Rose Williams, a Charlottesville native growing up with Cerebral Palsy. The film is about encouragement, inclusion and believing all that is possible. Rose Williams and the young filmmakers will take questions about the filming process and what it meant to them after the screening. Phone VSA arts steering committee member Mary T. Miller for more information (434) 296-1215. If weather causes Charlottesville City Schools to be closed on January 28th, the film debut will be rescheduled for a future date.

Mary T. Miller

Race to Nowhere - film screening

Jan 25, 2011 7pm

This film has ignited a national conversation about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with achievement, competition, and the pressure to perform. A panel discussion will follow the meeting.
Sponsored by the PTO of Charlottesville H.S.
Tickets $10 at or %15 at the door.

Cyndy Caughron 295-2676

Free Movie Friday, "The Social Network"

Jan 28, 2011 7:30pm

Piedmont Virginia Community College's Dickinson Building, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
PVCC's Student Art Club sponsors a showing of The Social Network on the big screen in the comfortable and spacious Dickinson theatre. From the official Web site: In The Social Network, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explore the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception.

Beryl Solla 434-961-5362