EVENT SCHEDULE

THE GRACE STREET THEATER

2018 SPRING SEASON

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 Cinematheque Presents, “Nine Lives”

January 16th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia

Run time: 1 hr 55 min

IMDb: “Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life. “

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents, “An Over Simplification of Her Beauty”

January 23rd, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Terence Nance

Run time:84 min

IMDb: “A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what’s the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And, perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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VCU Dance Presents, ” VCU Dance NOW”

February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2018 at 8pm

February 10th at 2pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Thursday January, 18th, 2018 at 8:00am via www.showclix.com.

VCU Dance is pleased to present VCU Dance NOW, a concert of new work by guest artists, faculty, and students, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets are $15/$10 students with valid I.D. Group discounts available. Visit Showclix.com or call 804-828-2020 for reservations.

This year, VCU Dance NOW features new work by guest artist Helen Simoneau, and faculty members Ching-I Chang Bigelow, Eric Rivera, and André Zachery. In addition to faculty work, this year’s Dance NOW, in two rotating programs, includes eight works by current dance majors, including live dances and dance films. Student works were selected by an adjudication panel composed of faculty and students, and represent an engaging range of creative voices from within the Dance major.

For complete press release, visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Women Without Men”

February 13th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari

Run time: 95 min

IMDb: “Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Black Power Mixtape”

February 20th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Göran Olsson (as Göran Hugo Olsson)

Run time: 100 min

IMDb: “Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Frances Ha”

February 27th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Noah Baumbach

Run time: 86 min

IMDb: “Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Touki Bouki”

March 13th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Run time: 85 min

IMDb: “Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow’s skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, they long to go to Paris and work up different con schemes to raise the money. Mory steals clothing and money from a wealthy gay man who had brought him home, and he and Anta book passage on a ship to France.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Following”

March 20th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Run time: 69 min

IMDb: “An older man listens to Bill’s story about being a callow writer who likes to follow strangers around London, observing them. One day, a glib and self-confident man whom Bill has been following confronts him. He’s Cobb, a burglar who takes Bill under his wing and shows him how to break and enter. They burgle a woman’s flat; Bill gets intrigued with her (photographs are everywhere in her flat). He follows her and chats her up at a bar owned by her ex-boyfriend, a nasty piece of work who killed someone in her living room with a hammer. Soon Bill is volunteering to do her a favor, which involves a break-in. What does the older man know that Bill doesn’t?”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 VCU Dance Presents,

“New Work by VCU’s iCubed Fellow Meghan Abadoo

March 23rd & 24th, 2018

Doors: 7:30pm / Event: 8:00 pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 8:00am via www.showclix.com.

VCU iCubed builds a trans-disciplinary community of scholars who provide innovative solutions to challenges in urban environments.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”The Wind Journeys”

March 27th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Ciro Guerra

Run time: 120 min

IMDb: “For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo traveled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows to never play the accursed accordion again, and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. Tired of loneliness, Ignacio accepts the young man as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain, discovering the musical diversity of Caribbean culture. Hardened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has different plans for them.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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 VCU Dance Presents, “Spring Senior Project Concert”

April 19th, 20th and 21st, 2018 at 8pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 8:00am via www.showclix.com.

The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors.

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 Cinematheque Presents,”Gleaners and I”

April 24th, 2018

Admission: Free and open to the public

Directed by Agnès Varda

Run time: 82 min

IMDb: “An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip.”

For more information about the VCUarts Cinematheque Program, please visit here.

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