Virginia Film Society Presents the Academy Award-Nominated Foreign Language Film 'Don't Tell'

November 01, 2006
Nov. 1, 21006 -- The Virginia Film Society will present a screening of "Don't Tell," nominated earlier this year for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, on Nov. 7 at Vinegar Hill Theatre.

"Don't Tell," which was directed by Cristina Comencini and partially filmed in Charlottesville, is the mesmerizing story of a woman's journey into her past and the aftermath of confronting personal demons long hidden beneath the surface of her psyche. Screening before the feature will be the short film "Rotten," by Charlottesville-based director Eric Hurt.

University of Virginia associate professor of Italian Enrico Cesaretti, and Ecco Italy owner/director Christina Ball, who befriended director Comencini while she was shooting in Charlottesville, will lead a discussion following the screening.

Virginia Film Society events are co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Most screenings feature special guest speakers. Screenings are held at Vinegar Hill Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission to individual screenings is $8 and free to Film Society members.

Membership for the Virginia Film Society is $50 ($40 for students and seniors). Membership benefits include admission to 12 screenings (through the spring season), a free pass to Regal Cinemas, $2 off regular rental fees on Mondays at Sneak Reviews (non-new releases only) and $6 Tuesday movies at Vinegar Hill. Individual admission tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before the screening at the venue box office, when seats are available.

For more information on membership in the Virginia Film Society, or to view the full fall season schedule, visit