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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Double-Take: Kass 333

This morning I thought of Carole Kass, longtime movie critic at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, who died at the age of 73 in 2000. So, for the sake of a little variety this week my post will be about her, instead … 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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Hope Improbable

The worst trouble a man can be in is to have one hope left, and that a hope of something so inherently improbable that he knows deep in his heart it won’t happen. –A. J. Liebling, “People in Trouble” I’ve … Continue reading

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The Honest Reality of 35mm

Introduction 35mm motion picture film has reliably been there to capture and preserve the art of moving images since the very beginning!  Without it we would not be able to witness the early experiments and milestones in cinema like Edwin … Continue reading

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