WHO: Virginia Film Society
WHAT: "What Remains"
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Vinegar Hill Theatre
The Virginia Film Society ends the spring season of "Artists on Film" with "What Remains," a feature-length film by filmmaker Steven Cantor that focuses on new work by photographer Sally Mann.
Mann, a featured guest of Charlottesville’s new Festival of the Photograph (June 7-9), was the subject of Cantor’s award-winning 1994 short film, "Blood Ties," which centered on the series of photographs, "Immediate Family," that catapulted her to national prominence and controversy. Twelve years later, Cantor has returned with "What Remains," a photo series revolving around various aspects of death and decay. Shown at home on her farm in Virginia, surrounded by her husband and grown children, Mann talks openly about her artistic process and the personal feelings about life and death that inform her stunning work.
Mann will attend the screening and be on hand to answer questions about the film and her photography.
In conjunction with the Virginia Film Society screening, the University of Virginia Art Museum will show photographer William Klein’s short film “Contacts” in its Media Gallery June 6 through July 2. The museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission to the screening of "What Remains" at Vinegar Hill Theater is $8. There is no advance sale but tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before the screening at the venue box office.
For more information on membership in the Virginia Film Society, or to view the full spring season schedule, visit www.vafilm.com.