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

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

A Conversation on Showtime and Blumhouse TV’s The Good Lord Bird


Actor, writer, director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke will be joined by award-winning author James McBride for a conversation around The Good Lord Bird, the new Showtime series based on McBride’s book, in which Hawke portrays abolitionist John Brown. The conversation will also include Joshua Caleb Johnson, who co-stars in the series, executive producer and showrunner Mark Richard, and costume designer Amy Andrews Harrell, moderated by William Little (UVA). Introduction by VAFF Advisory Board member Andy Edmunds (Virginia Film Office).

The Good Lord Bird series airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Visit Showtime for more information and to watch the series.

Presented by Virginia Film Office

Supported by New Dominion Bookshop, The UVA Bookstore, and Virginia Festival of the Book

Order your copy of James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird:

New Dominion Bookshop

UVA Bookstores


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Discussion