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

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

Canceled – National Premiere: Parkland Rising

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Event Canceled – In solidarity with protesters nationwide, Parkland Rising has pressed pause on our special live screening and conversation set for Friday, June 5th. Future date to be announced.

The Virginia Film Festival is proud to support Abramorama Films and Gigantic! Productions as they roll out their ABCinemaNOW national live-streaming premieres of the feature documentary Parkland Rising.  The premiere screening and discussion was held on Friday, June 5 to coincide with National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The evening will feature a live screening of the film introduced by Executive Producer Katie Couric with a conversation to follow with will.i.am, Manuel Oliver, Greg Kahn (Gun Safety Alliance Co-Lead), Cheryl Horner McDonough, and Manju Bangalore (March For Our Lives LA Chapter Co-Lead), moderated by Katie Couric.

Directed by Emmy-winner Cheryl McDonough, Parkland Rising is an inspiring look at the students and parents who started an international movement to reduce gun violence. The film features David Hogg, Jaclyn Corin, Matt & Ryan Deitsch, Emma Gonzalez, Fred Guttenberg, Cameron Kasky, Patricia and Manuel Oliver. Music provided by AJR, Black Eyed Peas, Sammy Brue, Bob Dylan, Michael Franti, and Pearl Jam. Executive produced by Katie Couric, will.i.am, Kristin Turnacioglu, Kenan Turnacioglu, Keven Duffy, and Sara Ramaker.



Friday, June 5


7:00 PM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Cheryl Horner

Runtime: 92 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Jaclyn Corin, Matt Deitsch, Fred Guttenberg, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jammal Lemy, Manuel Oliver.