Your 2017 Virginia Festival Highlight Reel: Relive the Weekend

Film Festival

November 13, 2017

From Thursday night’s screening of “Downsizing” amid Oscar buzz to Sunday’s powerful showing of “Charlottesville: Our Streets,” this weekend’s Virginia Film Festival had it all.

Thousands escaped the cold to take in the more than 150 films shown throughout the weekend and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this unique festival, a program of the University of Virginia and its Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.

“This is a time for our community to come together in a shared experience, to listen to some truly remarkable stories, to laugh, to cry and to be inspired,” festival director and UVA Vice Provost for the Arts Jody Kielbasa told a sold-out crowd in the Paramount Theater on the festival’s opening night.

Take a look back at the weekend.