Recent Articles by

John Kelly

August 26, 2013
For the first time, families can participate in Virginia Film Festival family events at U.Va.’s Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds.
August 21, 2013
Swarms of evil and mysterious black birds will converge over Charlottesville and the University this November – accompanied by a famous beautiful blonde from Hollywood.
July 23, 2013
“Next to Normal – a 30-song musical centering on a woman’s struggle with bipolar disorder – concludes this year’s Heritage Theatre Festival on a serious note.
July 17, 2013
“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” an off-Broadway musical ode to the magical sound of girl groups, combines four sassy singing girls on prom night with a playlist of ’50s and ’60s pop tunes.
July 11, 2013
Charlottesville once again plays host to the tiny fictional town of Tuna, Texas, in the fourth installment of the popular “Greater Tuna” series, part of this summer’s Heritage Theatre Festival.
November 08, 2012
The 25th Anniversary Virginia Film Festival set records on a number of fronts.
October 10, 2012
The Virginia Film Festival has added five major film releases to the lineup for its 25th Anniversary Program, Nov. 1-4. Tickets for these films go on sale Friday.
September 20, 2012
Filmmakers will have a chance to write, cast, shoot, edit and screen an original short film in 72 hours with the return of the Virginia Film Festival’s popular Adrenaline Film Project.
September 05, 2012
From Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” to Moss and Hart’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” the new season from the U.Va. Drama Department explores conformity and those who dare to be different. The season will climax with the grand debut of the new Caplin Theatre.
June 06, 2012
June 6, 2012 — The Virginia Film Festival has issued a call for entries, inviting filmmakers to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works for consideration for its upcoming 25th anniversar