The James River Film Journal is a new initiative for the all volunteer run nonprofit James River Film Society, formerly known as the Richmond Moving Image Co-op. For more information our organization visit the James River Film Society website. Our writers are serious about their love for the movies, cinema, film, moving images, video, and new media, and each has his or her unique passions and expertise. Look for regular features about the films and filmmakers that James River Film is presenting through the James River Film Festival, James River Filmmakers Forum and special screenings throughout the year. In addition, we plan to write about new theatrical releases (those that come to Richmond and those that don’t), DVD releases, restorations, and anything else that interests us. If you’re interested in writing for the Journal contact james [at] rmicweb [dot] org.

Special thanks to Kirsten McKinney for her leadership and guidance in setting up both the James River Film Journal and James River Film Society sites using WordPress; Michael Harl for designing our new logo and for all his graphic design work over the years for Flicker, the James River Film Festival, and RMIC/James River Film Society; Ken Hopson for setting up and managing our Flicker site way back when, for being on chair duty from the beginning and for helping design the Journal banner using one of his many great photos (this one being the Atlantic Coastline RR Bridge taken from the Powhite Bridge); Jere Kittle for designing and managing the RMICweb.org site for oh so long; and the many, many volunteers (too many to name here) for making us tick — we couldn’t do this thing we love without many minds and hands who are as passionate as we are about film.