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John Kelly

October 22, 2021
The film festival, in its 34th year, will screen more than 85 films at various locations around Charlottesville, including a drive-in venue at Morven Farm.
October 6, 2021
The 2021-22 shows, performed by graduate and undergraduate students, are commentaries on social and environmental challenges in the modern world.
September 28, 2021
The 34th annual Virginia Film Festival, led by UVA and its offices of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, will screen more than 85 films Oct. 27-31.
September 14, 2021
This year’s lineup will include an episode of the highly anticipated Hulu limited series “Dopesick,” starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, and filmed in Virginia.
October 6, 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 6, 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 3, 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.