Author Archives: James Parrish

Ernest Borgnine on the Bus

In October 2002, our good friend and lover of cinema Pat Doyen (read her 2002 interview with Jeff Krulik here on the old RMIC website) helped the James River Film Society (then Richmond Moving Image Co-op) arrange for filmmaker Jeff … Continue reading

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For the Salt of the Earth

There are lots of great films one could pick as a way to mark Labor Day, but the one that came to mind immediately, in part because it’s in the public domain and available in its entirety via the Internet … Continue reading

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My Pilgrimage to “The Nick”

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting The Nickelodeon, aka “The Nick,” South Carolina’s Nonprofit Cinema since 1979. This is a trip I’d been wanting to make ever since I met executive director Larry Hembree, aka “Butch” (you’ll have … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Foreign Films

As you know from last week, F.T. Rea has handed off his Five Film Favorites column. For the foreseeable future, we’re inviting a different person each week to offer their list of five favorites. The beauty of the Five Film … Continue reading

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Lonely Are the Brave?

Is it a coincidence that the other night I finally watched “Lonely Are the Brave,” one of the films recommended by F.T. Rea in his Five Film Favorites: Westerns, and the next day I got an email from Terry sharing … Continue reading

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Film as a Subversive Art, or Why You Should Not Miss Crispin Glover

The past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about the James River Film Society’s upcoming Crispin Glover show. Not because of all the details, like picking him up from the airport (which we did this evening), getting him fed … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with you people?! An interview with Jim Stramel

WARNING: Like Jim Stramel’s newest film, this post is NOT RATED. It contains foul language, tattoo violence … and ass bleeding. No one under 17 admitted. “What’s wrong with you people?!” is what one of the victims in Jim Stramel’s … Continue reading

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Richmond Home Movie Day a (Small Gauge) Success

The James River Film Society’s Home Movie Day 2010 event (held at the Richmond Public Library-Main Branch) wasn’t overrun by people bringing their home movies like we were in 2005 and 2006 but the people who came brought beautiful little … Continue reading

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Diamonds in a Shoe Box: Home Movie Day returns to Richmond

It’s been a few years since the James River Film Society (formerly Richmond Moving Image Co-op) hosted a Home Movie Day event, but come this Saturday that oversight will be about as memorable as the flickers of darkness between the … Continue reading

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Celia Maysles’ “Wild Blue Yonder” on DVD

As as followup to my September 1 post about the U.S. TV premier of 2010 James River Film Festival guest Celia Maysles’ film Wild Blue Yonder — and in case you missed both the JRFF screening and the TV viewing … Continue reading

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