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

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

West Main Street

West Main Street FINAL

Preceded by short film Transit

West Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, serves as a cultural hub that brings together the community enveloping a short stretch of the city. Captured in the late 80s and early 90s, two local filmmakers examine the community’s past and present by combining archival footage and personal memories. Interviews with people whose lives revolve around this uniquely American setting form the basis of an honest reflection on the effects of a century of modernization on a small town. Despite their differing backgrounds, the residents of West Main Street discover how their lives are linked to the road that physically connects them. Discussion with directors Chris Farina and Reid Oechslin, moderated by Coy Barefoot (Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society)

Supported by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and Preservation Piedmont


Saturday, November 3


1:15 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Chris Farina, Reid Oechslin.

Runtime: 88 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Rebecca McGinness, George Ferguson, Pete Stratos, Milton Via, Elmer (Sonny) Sampson, Cindy Stratton.