VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | Dates to be Announced in Feb 2024

37th Annual | VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | Dates to be Announced in Feb 2024

Earth Mama

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courtesy of A24

This program is free-to-attend, with RSVP (space allowing).

Gia is a young mother with two children in foster care, who embraces her Bay Area community as she fights to reclaim her family. Struggling to work enough hours with court-mandated classes, she’s barely making ends meet. Gia loves her children unconditionally, but how will she give them the future they deserve?

Savanah Leaf’s directorial feature debut is an intimate depiction of a mother’s fear and love.

“A rich and precious portrait of black motherhood…a delicate stunner” -The Hollywood Reporter

“A sublime A24 drama that defies all cliches” -Indiewire

“A terrifically assured debut from writer-director Savanah Leaf” -New York Times


This screening is part of our 2023 VAFF at Violet Crown series. 
Supported by Ting Internet


Tuesday, June 27


7:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Savanah Leaf

Runtime: 97min

Genre: Drama

Year: 2023

Country: USA

Featuring: Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Doechii, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dominic Fike, Bokeem Woodbine