RICHMOND – 23rd Annual James River Film Festival – April 7-10

The James River Film Society is thrilled to present the 23rd annual James River Film Festival running April 7-10 in Richmond, VA. Head to their website at www.jamesriverfilm.org to purchase advance tickets or to find out more about each screening.
THURSDAY, April 7

The VERY BEST OF RURAL ROUTE FILMS 2011-2015
6:30 pm, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Leslie Cheek Theatre
Admission $8/ VMFA, JRFS56 members $5
Advance tickets @ vmfa.museum or by phone
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-the-very-best-of-rural-route-films-2011-2015/

FRIDAY, April 8

THE STRANGER (dir/scr/act: Orson Welles,1946, 95 min.)
1 pm, Richmond Main Public Library, Free
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-the-stranger/

RECEPTION
5:30 pm-7 pm, Visual Arts Center Commons, Free
Socialize with guests, volunteers, JRFS members and other festivalites, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar!
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/james-river-film-festival-reception/

MICROCOSMIC SHORTS
7 pm, Visual Arts Center, Free
Curated by JRFS’ Laura McCann, this program features short, short works, five minutes or less, in any genre or format, by current RVA filmmakers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/988131084614076/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/james-river-film-festival-presents-microcosmic-shorts/

Marc Ribot performs music to SHADOWS CHOOSE THEIR HORRORS
w/Marc Ribot live & filmmaker Jennifer Reeves
8:30 pm, Grace Street Theatre, Admission $12
Tickets in advance online at jamesriverfilm.org
Co-sponsored by VCU Arts Department of Photography and Film
Q&A with Mr. Ribot and Ms. Reeves after the screening!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1185432478148438/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-shadows-choose-their-horrors-w-marc-ribot-live-and-filmmaker-jennifer-reeves/

SATURDAY, April 9

RUN (dir: J.J. McMoon, scr: McMoon & James Draper II, 84 min., 2015) w/ director J.J. McMoon, cast and crew
1:30 pm, Grace Street Theatre, Admission $5
A first-feature that hits the ground running, Run is chock full of RVA talent and locales! Q&A with director and cast after the screening.
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/james-river-film-festival-presents-jj-mcmoons-run-debut/

SOUTHEAST 67 (prod/dir: Elizabeth Cox, 71 min., 2015)
w/ guest director/producer Betsy Cox
3:30 pm, Grace Street Theatre, Admission $5
Q&A with director/producer Betsy Cox after the screening.
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-southeast-67-w-director-producer-betsy-cox/

MORE EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA (1998-2013)
w/ guest filmmaker Jennifer Reeves
8 pm, Grace Street Theatre, Admission $7
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-more-experimental-cinema-1998-2013-w-guest-filmmaker-jennifer-reeves/

HEART OF A DOG (dir: Laurie Anderson, 75 min., 2015)
9:30 pm, Grace Street Theatre, Admission $7
https://www.facebook.com/events/182418372149621/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-laurie-andersons-heart-of-a-dog/

SUNDAY, April 10

DESTINATION PLANET NEGRO (dir:Kevin Willmott, 100 min., 2015)
w/ guest director/writer: Kevin Willmott
1 pm, Byrd Theatre, Admission $7
Q & A with guest director Kevin Willmott after the show.
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-destination-planet-negro-w-director-writer-kevin-willmott/

THE RETURN of HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT
(dir: John Heyn, Jeff Krulik, 17 mins., 1986) 30th Anniversary!!!
w/guest director John Heyn & HMPL subject/author Jalyn Graham Owens
Co-sponsored by Movie Club and Video Fan
3 pm, Byrd Theatre, Admission $7
“Basically it’s rock & roll 101”–Dave Grohl
https://www.facebook.com/events/1581554822161900/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-and-movie-club-video-fan-present-heavy-metal-parking-lot/

Co-sponsored by Movie Club and Video Fan
David Bowie in THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
(dir: Nicholas Roeg, 138 min., 1976) on 35 mm film!
4:30 pm, Byrd Theatre, Admission $7
Advance tickets online @jamesriverfilm.org
Screened in its original format—widescreen 35 mm!
https://www.facebook.com/events/556723434510122/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-with-movie-club-video-fan-present-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-starring-david-bowie/

DOUBLE FEATURE!
FILM (dir: Alan Schneider, scr: Samuel Beckett, w/Buster Keaton, 22 min., 1964)
7:30 pm, Vis Arts Center, Admission $5 Cash bar available
PLUS!
ONE SOLDIER (dir/scr: Steven Wright, 28 min., 1999)
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/the-james-river-film-festival-presents-a-double-feature-film-w-buster-keaton-and-steven-wrights-one-soldier/

DOUBLE FEATURE!!!
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY
(dir: Amelie Revelac, Travis Collins, 73 min., 2015)
9 pm, Visual Arts Center, Admission $7 Cash bar available
The first documentary to spotlight the hardcore industrial noise bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s.
PLUS!
SEX WAX N ROCK N ROLL (Shorts by DJ Mont Sherar, TRT 55 mins, c. 1980s-90s)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1711094142442256/
http://www.jamesriverfilm.org/event/james-river-film-festival-presents-industrial-soundtrack-for-the-urban-decay-with-short-documentaries-by-dj-mont-sherar/