Series/Themes: Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 54 min.
2019. USA. 8 min. Director: Kristen Barrett
Jazmin struggles to stay afloat as a black girl at her “woke” predominantly white university. Everything changes, however, when she has the opportunity to turn herself white.
2019. USA. 5 min. Director: Graham Barbour, Christina Anton
Micah LeMon is not your usual bartender. After receiving his bachelor’s in biology and master’s in linguistics, he hit the road to be a chef. Now back behind the bar, LeMon uses the technique he learned in kitchens to carefully craft cocktails at the Alley Light here in Charlottesville.
To Grow Wings:
2019. USA. 17 min. Director: Olivia Comm
A young woman named Anna copes with the death of her father and learns to enjoy life again with the help of her best friend Marcus.
The Special Athlete :
2019. USA. 4 min. Director: Christina Anton, Graham Barbour
Beloved Newcomb Hall Employee Chris Raupp represented the United States at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi this past March, bringing home the gold in doubles tennis. This is his story.
2019. USA. 14 min. Director: Ben Feldman
Adapted from the 3rd highest-rated story on the short horror fiction website “Creepypasta” by award-winning author Matt Dymerski, Psychosis takes you deep into the mind of a neurotic programmer who begins to suspect that a technological entity is trying to abduct him. As his paranoia grows, he isolates himself completely in his cramped basement apartment, where his only connections to the outside world are distant memories of the past.
Discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Paul Wagner (UVA)
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