VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | Oct 25-29, 2023

36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

Paradise

Paradise

Produced over the course of eight years beginning in 2007, Paradise is a feature-length nonfiction film that focuses on seven American stories of abandoned or unoccupied sites, quietly investigating their landscapes to consider who and what we are comfortable remembering. The locations include that of Wounded Knee in South Dakota; Centralia, an erstwhile mining town in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania; and the site of Jonestown in Guyana. A communal as well as an individual history, Paradise is as much about the past as it is a poetic meditation on the present, the future, and the meaning of home. Discussion with filmmaker Lydia Moyer (U.Va.)

Date

Sunday, November 8

Time

6:00 PM

Location

Downtown Mall : The Southern

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Film Info

Director: Lydia Moyer

Runtime: 58 minutes

Year: 2015

Country: USA/Guyana