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

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

Private Violence

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It is a simple, and deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive partners. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who transforms from victim to survivor, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Presented in a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign, Private Violence shatters the brutality of our logic by revealing the stories of these two women. Discussion with Claire Kaplan (U.Va.), Kristi VanAudenhove, Jon Zug, and Mary Carter Lominack


Thursday, November 6


5:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Regal 1

Film Info

Director: Cynthia Hill

Runtime: 80 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Featuring: Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters