Start getting psyched, as most of the film festival movies are being shown on the DTM, at the Regal Downtown and Paramount, with the opening gala held at the Jefferson, the “Festival Lounge” set up at Escafe, and “wrap up” party at the Main Street Arena. Every year, the festival is a bit daunting, with far too many films showing (100 +) to be able to see in four days, so that’s why its important to be selective during the November 7-19 event.
Looks like Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds will be on hand at a 50th anniversary screening of the film at the Paramount, and Will Forte from SNL will be at the screening of Nebraska, also at the Paramount. What’s more, there are a couple local notes of interest; I Used To Be Darker, staring our own Ned Oldham, will be playing on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 at the Regal Downtown, and Brian Wimer and Billy Hunt’s documentary on CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers), the home-grown, estrogen-fueled circus act that raises money for charity and has been sweeping the nation, screens at the Paramount on Saturday, November 9 at 9pm.
For tickets, schedules, information, and all that, check out the VFF website at www.virginiafilmfestival.org