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May09

Wolves at Vinegar Hill Theatre

Last month at Vinegar Hill Theater, we were joined by director Bart Freundlich for a screening of his newest film, Wolves. During the Question and Answer portion with Freundlich after the film, he stated that Wolves was “30 years in the making.” It...
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Apr25

Local Actors: Casting Call!

Looking for extras for an upcoming film shoot on either Saturday, April 29th or Saturday, May 6th. Both adults & children needed – no lines! Interested? Email Amanda for details: amanda@lighthousestudio.org. — Are you or your child a...
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Apr25

La La Land: Oh, what a lovely film

by: Caroline Cox The opening scene of La La Land immediately places the audience in the stereotypical Los Angeles scene- a crowded freeway.  Then within the opening lines of the first song, another stereotype is revealed, the idea that everyone in LA...
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Apr03

Youth-Nex Project: Call for Interviewees!

Attention Charlottesville/Albemarle High School & College Students (Ages 14 – 21): Local nonprofit filmmaking center Light House Studio and the Youth-Nex Center at UVA are partnering to create short videos of students discussing issues faced...
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Mar28

Behind the Scenes: Clark Elementary After School Film Club

Laughter and smiles filled Clark Elementary by students participating in the after school film club. The students worked together to create a film about friends who are competing to find out whose club is the best. The hallways and classrooms were transformed...
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Mar14

Moonlight: A Success in Poetic Empathy

By: Nathan Ridings Moonlight follows Chiron, a young, black, and closeted gay man as he navigates three distinct periods in his life. These three stages occur when the character is approximately eight, fifteen, and twenty-five years old. Each stage of...
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Mar09

The Time of the Social Thriller

The last person most people would expect to make a critically and commercially successful horror movie would be Jordan Peele. One half of the acclaimed sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, this January’s Get Out is the first film written and directed...
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Mar03

Oscars: Wrap-Up

When I first started writing this blog in the fall, I mentioned that the thing most people dislike about the Academy Awards is how it seems like the winners are decided long before the ceremony actually happens. Back then there were multiple films that...
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Feb07

Oscar Check In: Three Weeks To Go

The finish line is in sight. The Golden Globes and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are behind us and the Academy Awards will take place in just a couple of weeks on February 26th. They announced their nominations earlier this month and, I am proud to...
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Jan17

Post Golden Globes Oscar Predictions

The Golden Globes are often seen as the more fun awards show, but essentially meaningless when it comes to predicting who will win at the Academy Awards. However, they can work to encourage an Academy member to pick up a screener that they have been ignoring...
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