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

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

Motherless Brooklyn


In 1950s New York City, four former orphans make up The Minna Men, a makeshift private investigation firm. At the head of the business is Frank Minna, who schooled the young men on how to survive in the city. When a business venture goes unexpectedly awry, Frank is left dead with no leads on his killer. Lionel Essrog, a member of The Minna Men living with Tourette’s Syndrome, leads the charge in solving the mystery. Forced to navigate wild and untamed Brooklyn, Lionel encounters characters of all types—friends, enemies, and those he can’t be sure of—as he works to find out the truth about what happened to Frank. Introduction by VAFF director Jody Kielbasa

Presented by The Paramount Theater


Sunday, October 27


12:00 PM


The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Edward Norton

Runtime: 144 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Leslie Mann, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe