37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle

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Six men – separated by two centuries – live lives marked with intrigue, hardship, and tragedy. From moonshiner shootouts and empire building, to railroad explosions and drowning victims, these individual lives would be forever changed by a common thread –the Breaks Canyon. The Breaks, often called the Wild West of the East, is one of only two interstate parks in the United State. Despite the establishment of the park’s status in the early 1950s, the Breaks continues to be under threat today from those seeking to exploit the canyon. Discussion with co-director Andrew Reed


Saturday, November 11


2:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown C

Film Info

Director: Andrew Reed, Curtis Mullins

Runtime: 63 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA