Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Hair Grows In Funny Places from VCUarts Cinema on Vimeo.

Steam Heat from VCUarts Cinema on Vimeo.

Small Steps For Mankind from VCUarts Cinema on Vimeo.

Aug 2012 27

VCUarts Cinema is now on Vimeo! Hair Grows In Funny Places, Steam Heat and Small Steps are all available to watch online! Visit http://vimeo.com/vcucinema to see more!

Aug 2012 08

We are excited for another year of Cinematheque at the Grace Street Theatrer

We’ve lined up some stunning contemporary independent and foreign films this season: several Cannes selections, films by The Dardenne Brothers & Apichatpong Weerasethakul, another directed by the cousin of Lars Von Trier (Melancholia, Antichrist) – Joachim Trier, and one by our very own VCUarts Cinema program director, Rob Tregenza.

We are really really really excited about being granted access to these films, and so excited to see them on the big screen. Please come and invite your friends!

Free and open to the public, the Cinematheque is held at 7pm on Tuesday nights, 35mm projection.

Jul 2012 11

We have begun the post-production process of the 2012 Summer Intensive Films! Here are a few of our favorite  behind the scenes stills! To see more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/vcuartscinema.

GOLDEN ACRES

LAST SPRING

FOUR BITCHES AND A GUN

TRAILER

THE ROSE OF JERICHO

Jul 2012 11

We have been hard at work all summer long and we have finally completed filming the five summer intensive films! The films are now in the editing process and getting ready to be screened at the Grace Street Theatre this Fall! Visit  https://www.facebook.com/vcuartscinema to get more updates on the summer films and to see more stills from the productions!

GOLDEN ACRES

Written by Ryan Coleman
Directed by Shane Torres
Produced by Marah Archer

When his son deserts him on their plans for a birthday steak dinner, Paul Hudson, a young-spirited and independent older man, decides to take matters into his hands. Sick of being forgotten and treated like a decrepit old man, Paul and his dementia stricken companion, Chefsy, bust out of their retirement home for a night on the town.

LAST SPRING

Written by PJ Norton
Directed by Eliot John Hagen
Produced by Michael Duni

A year after the death of their son, Tim and Julia struggle to connect in the midst of their mourning.  Tim works to leave the past behind, while Julia clings to her grief and refuses to look towards the future.  In an attempt to help Julia cope with the loss, Tim propels the couple into a series of social encounters that force them to address the distance that has grown between them and acknowledge validity of each other’s grief.

FOUR BITCHES AND A GUN

Written by Will Mattimoe
Directed by Amy Fox
Produced by Olivia Blackwell and Autumn Dea

Shannon and Lucretia’s typically boring day working at a gas station is
interrupted by the arrival of Sarah and Julia, two wealthy girls with car trouble.
Tension ensues as personalities clash,  and the girls must find strength
in one another to survive something  more dangerous than racial differences.
A young man from Lucretia’s past who is desperate to get out of town, decides
to hold up the gas station.  Will the girls make it out unharmed?  Will Lucretia’s
Blow-Pop habit bring her harm?  Find out in the new comedy from VCUarts
Cinema, Four Bitches and a Gun (Four BAG).

TRAILER

Written by Erika Kieffer
Directed by Andy Kennedy-Derkay
Produced by Marlee Kamis

After failing to resolve a conflict with her neighbor about his dog, Attlee, a timid resident of Cumberland Trailer Park, is approached by a rugged newcomer who offers to take care of her problem with his own personal touch. This leads to a series of events that prompt her to push back against the confines of her isolation.

THE ROSE OF JERICHO

Written by Eileen Halpin
Directed by PJ Norton
Produced by Kate Marlette

After running into a mysterious thief, a young boy living in a dystopian future begs his mother to take him home, where he comes to realize the power of imagination.

Jun 2012 19

With the help of our friends from the Virginia Film Office, the Virginia Production Alliance, In Your Ear, Dreams Factory, and many more; the graduating class get some advice from seasoned industry professionals on moving forward.

This event is held every year and provides VCUarts Cinema grads the opportunity to pass out resumes and mingle with some of the most influential, passionate local creative minds.

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