VCUarts Cinema will be holding its annual First Cut screening on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Grace Street Theater. There will be an early show at 7 pm and a late show at 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The films that will be screened are -
LAILA (Directed by Duy Nguyen)
THE BIND (Directed by Daniel Schofield)
THE FIRST STONE (Directed by Danny Caporaletti)
TRIGG COUNTY (Directed by Dylan Frayser)
A PROMISE (Directed by Olivia Blackwell)
MY FATHER, THE DAGGER (Directed by Chandler Honeycut)
Richmond, September 16, 2011: Three short films produced by the Cinema program of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts were chosen by the Council on Social Work Education as Official Selections for the 6th Annual Gero-Ed Film Festival. The films “Haircut,” “Three City Miles,” and “Frank’s New Truck” highlight the stress of driving cessation for the elderly. The films depict the value of driving for older adults’ independence, and also demonstrate the diversity in driving behaviors in the aging population. They will be screened on October 29 at the Gero-Ed Film Festival in Alexandria, VA.
All three films were directed by members of the freshman class. “Haircut” was directed by Andrew Kennedy-Derkay, produced by Chris Binder, and stars Charlie Terry, Tamara Johnson, Barry Bell, Ashley Keeter, Frank Fuller, and Kahil Dotay. “Three City Miles” was directed by Marlee Kamis, produced by Marah Archer, and stars Marty Terry. “Franks New Truck” was directed by Shawn Ulrich, produced by Scott Behler, and stars Moses Gibson and Ken Peebles.
The three films were shot on location in the Richmond area. The crew members for these films were all students of the Cinema Department of VCUarts. All three films were made in collaboration with Dr. Moon Choi and the VCU Medical Center Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. More information on VCUarts Cinema can be found on their website (arts.vcu.edu/cinema). Information on Dr. Choi’s work and can be found through the Aging Mobility Network (agingmobility.org).
For the past two screenings, there have been more than 100 people at the Grace Street Theater to be part of the VCUarts Cinematheque experience. On September 6th, OSTROV by Pavel Lungin screened and on September 13th, LA VENTANA by Carlos Sorin. Next up is SITA SINGS THE BLUES an animated feature by Nina Paley. On September 27, WHITE MATERIAL by Claire Denis.
Graduates gathered at In Your Ear to network with people who make their living in the production industry. They also handed out DVDs of their latest projects.