Category Archives: Local

Screening Recommendation: I Am

I realize that is post comes with rather short notice, but I wanted to put it out there nonetheless. Sonali Gulati will be screening her award-winning film I Am in Richmond tonight (Friday, 16 December 2011) at 1708 Gallery.  Doors open … Continue reading

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Time Warping

In 1975 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” produced by Lou Adler, was released by 20th Century Fox. Adapted from the British gender-bending stage musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” the movie died at the box office. The critics didn’t particularly like … Continue reading

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Jake Wells: ‘Father of Richmond Movie Houses’

There are records of an exhibition of “moving pictures” having been presented at The Academy (the Mozart Academy of Music) at 103-05 N. Eighth Street in 1897. Built in 1886, that venue was generally considered to be Richmond’s most important … 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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The Revelation of Ultra 16mm

Introduction 16mm has gone through many wonderful changes over the years.  It was originally created in 1923 by Kodak as an amateur format, but today it holds its own as a professional gauge right along side 35mm and 65mm.  No longer restrained to industrial, … Continue reading

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A Poet Must Never Avert His Gaze

RVA filmmaker Kevin Gallagher dishes on old video-rental stores, the late poet Larry Levis, & his recent time at Werner Herzog‘s Rogue Film School. What’s your earliest movie memory? Like a lot of folks of my generation, my first movie … Continue reading

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Richmond Responds to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel”

Submitted by Dale Brumfield, the man who unearthed Richmond’s “lost” movie, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel” for the recent August 30 screening at the Byrd. For more back story, check out Dale’s 8/17/2010 Style Weekly cover story. The setting is Hollywood’s … Continue reading

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