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John Kelly

October 06, 2020
Guests will include Annette Bening, Leslie Odom Jr., Ethan Hawke, former photographer and author Pete Souza, and more, along with feature films like “Ammonite.”
August 26, 2020
The festival will feature “The Good Lord Bird,” a series about abolitionist John Brown, and host the film’s star and executive producer, Ethan Hawke, co-star Joshua Caleb Johnson, executive producer and author James McBride, and more.
July 21, 2020
Despite unusual circumstances, organizers plan to virtually present more than 50 films, along with the robust faculty and expert discussions for which the festival, a program of UVA, is known. They also hope to reach new online audiences.
February 06, 2019
The two-day science and storytelling event is open to undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. It takes place March 1-2 on Grounds.
January 03, 2019
The Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” star will return to Grounds on Jan. 19 as the UVA President’s 2019 Speaker for the Arts, following his performance in the 2017 Bicentennial Launch Celebration.
November 29, 2018
The program is dedicated to facilitating the emergence of a new generation of leaders who bring a commitment to self-reflection and compassion to the work of making a difference in the world.
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.

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