Saturday, November 11, 2017
Betsy & John Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA
(Located on Culbreth Road, between Rugby Road and University Avenue)
- Free screenings of family-friendly films
- Enroll in free arts-inspired workshops led by UVA faculty, students, and community organizations
- Drop by the outdoor Interactive Arts Festival for an afternoon full of crafts, performances, music, and food truck fun
- Attend the red carpet premiere the newest films created through the VFF’s Young Filmmakers Academy
- Convenient and FREE parking at the Culbreth Road Garage
10:00 AM Culbreth Theatre
Start the morning off with a screening of The Aristocats. The well-beloved Disney classic follows the adventures of an aristocratic family of cats through the streets and alleys of Paris. The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia will give a live performance before the film begins
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Helms Theatre
Experience the music and sounds used to create movie magic at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Hosted by the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens–as well as grown-ups–can hear, see, touch, and play many different instruments found in the orchestra, and discover how music and sound effects bring films to life.
Interactive Arts Festival
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at the University of Virginia
Celebrate UVA Arts and enjoy interactive entertainment and activities for all ages. Groove to the tunes of a live WTJU DJ and enjoy pop-up performances by Charlottesville Ballet and UVA Salsa Club. Develop your artistic side at our crafts tables. Stop by Virginia Festival of the Book to read your favorite books. Enjoy a yummy lunch from UVA’s favorite food trucks. Get your photo snapped with MoxBox or face painted by Mr. Magic.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1:00 PM Culbreth Theatre
Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling. The first film in the saga introduces the fantastical creatures, magical moments, and memorable friends of the series.
Support Outreach and Education
The Virginia Film Festival strives to engage community members of all ages and backgrounds through hands-on programs, year-round events, and partnerships with local groups. This work would not be possible without the support of our community members, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.
The 2017 Outreach and Education program is supported by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band and The Sarah Lahr Educational Fund.