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

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

Poison Pen


preceded by the short film Sure Thing (13 min.)

When prize-winning author PC Molloy is blackmailed into writing for tabloid gossip magazine Poison Pen, the rumor-fueled world of stars and their secrets engulfs him, threatening to turn him into a celebrity in his own right. Between teaching uninterested college students and continually procrastinating on his second novel, cynic Molloy reluctantly interviews vain celebrities to hilarious results. But as his own star rises, and he falls for his new boss April, he soon struggles to keep his own secrets off the front pages. Renowned author Eoin Colfer’s first foray into screenwriting, Poison Pen delivers as a riotous, quirky comedy about the cutthroat tabloid magazine world.


Saturday, November 8


7:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Regal 2

Film Info

Director: Steven Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimons, Jennifer Shortall

Runtime: 95 min.

Genre: International

Year: 2014

Country: Ireland

Featuring: Lochlainn O'Mearain, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Paul Ronan, Susan Loughnane, Aaron Heffernan