Tickets are finally available for purchase if you are looking to attend this year’s Virginia Film Festival. The big event, in its 26th year, is held in Charlottesville, Va, which is also home to the University of Virginia. Film fest attendees will have a wide selection of movies to view, including a number of local productions. There’s even a screening of “Peter Pan,” the classic Disney film, which is sure to delight families.
A lot of buzz was generated already with an earlier announcement about a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” The film will be followed by a discussion with Tippi Hedren. Hitchcock’s film is not alone in facing a 50th anniversary. It is also 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which will be covered in a screening of “The Kennedy Half Century.” It’s no surprise that Professor Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will lead the post documentary panel. Be prepared for some valuable insights from Julian Bond, James Carville, Ari Fleischer, Kathleen Kennedy Turner, Ron Reagan Jr., and Bob Schieffer.
If you just found out about the Festival, the good news is that ticket sales opened up today. For more information and the full program of events, please visit http://www.virginiafilmfestival.org.