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

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

The University of Virginia Bicentennial Celebration: An Evening of Performing Arts

Bicentennial Celebration FINAL

On October 6, 2017, nearly 19,000 spectators gathered on the Lawn at the University of Virginia to celebrate 200 years of history with an evening of performing arts. Spectacular projection mapping wove the arts performances together by highlighting milestones throughout the University’s history. More than 750 artists took the stage in front of the Rotunda, including Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, the Goo Goo Dolls, Rita Dove, Katie Couric, Tina Fey, Leslie Odom Jr., and Jason George. The program features the best performances from the evening and includes a brief behind-the-scenes look at the production of this once in a lifetime event. Introduction by the film’s director and Bicentennial Communications Director Elyse Girard, discussion with Elyse Girard, Facilities Management Superintendent Ryan Taylor, and creative director Mitch Levine, moderated by Emma Terry (UVA Arts)

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Thursday, November 1


4:00 PM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

Film Info

Director: Elyse Girard, Bill Reifenberger.

Runtime: 57 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Andra Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Rita Dove, Katie Couric, Tina Fey, Leslie Odom Jr., Jason George.