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John Kelly

October 12, 2018
The 2018 Virginia Film Festival, sponsored by UVA, announced that actor Christoph Waltz will join a host of special guests, including Martin Luther King III. The festival, to be held Nov. 1-4, also added several films to its already-robust program.
August 29, 2018
November’s UVA-sponsored Virginia Film Festival will welcome King for the national premiere of a new documentary, “Charlottesville,” produced and presented by the UVA Center for Politics and Community Idea Stations.
September 26, 2017
Guests include Spike Lee, Oscar-winning director of “O.J.: Made in America” Ezra Edelman and UVA alumna Margot Lee Shetterly, author of acclaimed book-turned-film “Hidden Figures.”
September 12, 2017
The next “disruptive” technology has the potential to both improve and complicate our lives. A daylong event will probe how driverless cars will change Charlottesville and other small to mid-sized towns. And yes, there will be driverless cars there, too.
September 27, 2016
The Virginia Film Festival, now in its 29th year, draws large crowds to Charlottesville each fall as filmmakers, academics and fans converge for four days of films, workshops, discussions and more.
May 04, 2016
The public forum on the humanities will feature lectures, film screenings, performances and more surrounding the role and enduring importance of humanities in today’s complex world.
September 29, 2015
The 2015 Virginia Film Festival, held Nov. 5-8, boasts an impressive lineup of feature films and documentaries, with screenings and discussions facilitated by some of the biggest names in the industry and in academia.
November 12, 2014
The recently completed 2014 Virginia Film Festival smashed its previous box office record by a remarkable 45.6 percent and set a new mark for tickets issued.
October 07, 2014
Festival organizers on Tuesday announced the full lineup for the popular celebration of all things cinematic, and tickets go on sale Friday.
April 10, 2014
The University of Virginia’s summer drama offerings are heavy on comedy and music in 2014.