VFF @ Violet Crown

Now in its third year, our year-round film series is presented in partnership with Violet Crown Charlottesville. All screenings in the series will start at 7:30 PM, and tickets will be available one month prior to the screening date at VioletCrown.com.

Thank you to our series media sponsor C-VILLE Weekly.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Virginia Film Festival by embarking on this year-round series, and we look forward to working with the Festival team to bring VFF and Violet Crown audiences a dynamic series of memorable movie going experiences.”
- Violet Crown Cinema Marketing Director David Gil

Django

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

In 1940s Paris, Django Reinhardt electrified audiences with his distinctive style of “hot jazz”. Serving as a tribute to the European Jazz pioneer, the Wartime biopic Django recounts a tumultuous chapter in the life of the legendary Romani guitarist. When Nazism forces Reinhardt to escape German-occupied Paris, the jazz celebrity refuses to become silent as his music is praised as a form of protest. In an effort to overcome the period of suffering, Reinhardt charms admirers, including his muse Louise de Klerk, to aid in the resistance against the Third Reich.

Presented first during the 2017 Virginia Film Festival in November, this reprise screening of Django is supported by WTJU and C-Ville Weekly.

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Geek Girls

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

Geek Girls is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis. Filmmaker Gina Hara addresses this oversight by delving into a world of professional gamers, cute dresses, fake names, and death threats; she follows her subjects through the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of ostracization while also exploring her own struggles with her geek identity.

The screening of Geek Girls is supported by C-Ville Weekly.

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May Screening

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

To be announced.

June Screening

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

To be announced.

July Screening

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

To be announced.

Past Screenings

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Violet Crown Charlottesville
7:30 PM

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns with 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world. These films include Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s Annecy Grand Prix-winning The Burden, a melancholy, funny and moving film that explores the tribulations, hopes and dreams of a group of night-shift employees, uniquely capturing the zeitgeist of our time. At the other end of the spectrum, David OReilly’s playful and profound Everything, based on the work of the late philosopher Alan Watts, explores the interconnectedness of the universe and the multiplicity of perspectives that underlie reality. Also included is the 1964 classic Hangman, by Paul Julian and Les Goldman, which was recently restored as part of the Animation Show of Shows film preservation program. As a special treat, the Show of Shows will also be presenting Next Door, a 1990 student film made at Cal Arts by the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter.

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