Series/Themes: Staff Picks, Virginia Filmmaking, zFeatured
Film Year: 2017
Director: Brian Wimer
A stark look at the devastating events that transpired in Charlottesville in August of this year, there will be much to discuss after this screening. A team of local filmmakers, photographers, and journalists has compiled footage and stills from over 30 cameras, with 20 interviews from first-person witnesses from the fateful Unite The Right rally of August 12th. The country watched as white supremacists’ demonstrations violently escalated, resulting in multiple injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. This feature documentary is an objective observation how the events unfolded, delivering a stark and sometimes brutal telling of individual truths from the perspectives of the people who were there. Discussion with director Brian Wimer, writer Jackson Landers, Natalie Jacobsen, and Don Gathers, moderated by Coy Barefoot
This film is currently being edited, and will be screened at the Festival as a “work in progress.”
Please Note: There will be metal detectors and bag checks at the front of The Paramount for this event. Please plan to arrive 30-45 minutes early.
Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater