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

Some Beasts

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Sal abandons the modern world and leaves his troubled past behind, finding solitude on an isolated farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But it’s not long before harsh realities and the demons of his past return. A neighbor’s sudden death and the discovery of a feral child force this modern-day Thoreau to reconcile his place in a lawless world. In his debut feature film, director Cameron Bruce Nelson uses a slow-burn approach to probe notions of the American Dream. Discussion with director Cameron Bruce Nelson, producer Courtney Ware, director of photography HutcH, and actors Frank Mosley, Heather Kafka, Andre Shannon, Gary Hello, Teagan Dobkin, Matt Sebas, and Ed Gralla


Saturday, November 7


7:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

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Film Info

Director: Cameron Bruce Nelson

Runtime: 90 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Frank Mosley, Lindsay Burdge, Heather Kafka