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

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


A Special Screening of ‘Starving the Beast’

The Virginia Film Festival and Violet Crown Cinema Charlottesville invite you to
a private screening of the documentary

Starving the Beast

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Violet Crown Charlottesville, Auditorium 5

The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer Bill Banowsky, director Steve Mims, Siva Vaidhyanathan (UVA), and George Cohen (UVA).

This event is for the invited UVA community and friends of the Virginia Film Festival.

General admission seating will begin at 6:30 PM.

This event has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting seating requests at this time. Thank you.

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Violet Crown Films presents
Starving the Beast
A film by Steve Mims and Bill Banowsky
95 minutes

Starving the Beast examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a ‘public good’ for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M.