Year Round Events

Past Events

See below for an archive list of 2017 events.

Field of Dreams

Friday, July 14, 2017
C-VILLE Weekly Ballpark at CHS
Free and Open to the Public

In partnership with the Charlottesville Tom Sox, the VFF will present a free screening of the beloved baseball film, Field of Dreams.  Ray Kinsella, an Iowa corn farmer, hears voices and decides to build a baseball diamond in his fields. When the ghosts of the Chicago White Socks, banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series, appear on the new field, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him seek out the purpose of it all.

The screening will begin immediately following the Tom Sox baseball game which begins at 6:00 PM. The film screening will be free and open to the public. To attend the baseball game, visit to learn more about tickets. Please note: The July 14 game is Carson Raymond Foundation Night, and we encourage you to bring baseball equipment to be donated to the Carson Raymond Foundation to the game to gain free admission.

Finding Dory

Friday, April 14, 2017
McIntire Park
8:00 PM (or Dark)
Free and Open to the Public

The VFF is excited to partner with the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival for the second year in the row to present the Movie in the Park.

Finding Dory, the animated feature from Pixar, was a block-buster hit when it released last year. Dory, a fish with amnesia, is on a path to find her missing parents, in this sequel to Finding Nemo.

Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for a night of fun in the park.

The rain date for the screening is Saturday, April 15 in the case of inclement weather.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Newcomb Hall Theater
1:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public

In partnership with the UVA Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity, the VFF presents Anita: Speaking Truth to Power. The documentary reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. In 1991, Anita Hill, a young African-American woman, sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill’s legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.

Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Community MLK Celebration on January 26.


VFF at Violet Crown Series

Starting February 21, 2017, join us for our second annual VFF at Violet Crown Series, a co-curated selection of films year-round, presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

Full Schedule of Films