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

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

London Town

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Fifteen-year-old Shay lives in the suburbs of London in the 1970s, where the punk music scene is burgeoning. After his mother abandons the family and an accident leaves his father near-comatose, Shay must do his best to pay the bills, make money driving his dad’s taxi, and track down his mother by disguising himself as a woman. Amidst the chaos of Shay’s everyday life, he meets Vivienne, who introduces him to the punk scene and The Clash, with which he quickly becomes enamored. Virginia native and VFF alumnus Derrick Borte (H8RZ) beautifully recreates footage of live music featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as The Clash’s frontman Joe Strummer. Discussion with director Derrick Borte


Saturday, November 5


9:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Derrick Borte

Runtime: 92 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Jonathan Rhys Meyes, Natascha McElhone, Dougray Scott, Tom Hughes.