The Youth & Blue Engagement Project

We are very excited to share with you all that we have been a part of a very incredible and very important project: The Youth & Blue (Y&B) Engagement Project. This groundbreaking project is designed to facilitate positive relationships between...
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Summer Flicks

Quickly, I am reminded that summer in Charlottesville is humid. This season in the Chung household always meant sleeping in until the start of camp, water balloons and bubble wands in the backyard, cold buckwheat noodles and shaved ice, but best of all...
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Harlan County: Documentary and Empathy

There are times when we experience or bear witness to injustices so great that we are compelled to move, to speak in protest against them. In July 1973, Eastover Mining Company—a subsidiary of Duke Power, one of the largest utility companies in the...
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12 Gift Ideas For Your Future Filmmaker

For those of you who are looking to buy some knockout gifts that will really score you points in the “hip” and “my parents are cool” category, look no further. With experience as a filmmaker and as a rather mediocre online shopper...
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The Virginia Film Festival

This year the Virginia Film Festival has many high profile screenings. The festival will open with the Alexander Payne-directed and Matt Damon-starring film, Downsizing. It will close with the closest thing we have this year to an Oscar frontrunner, Call...
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Views From the Toronto International Film Festival

Leaving the Toronto International Film Festival a year ago, multiple films seemed primed to start their Oscar race. La La Land seemed like a clear frontrunner and a smaller film called Moonlight was starting to get a lot of attention. Those films ended...
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I got the point when they killed the baby, I didn’t need to see them eat the baby. This particular scene, near the end of the movie, could be a metaphor for the entirety of Darren Aronofsky’s mother!. Long after Aronofsky has made his point he keeps...
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Stephen Soderbergh Returns with Logan Lucky

In 2013, Steven Soderbergh retired from filmmaking. “The worst development in film-making – particularly in the last five years – is how badly directors are treated,” he said in an interview with New York Magazine on his retirement, “…I...
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The Best of 2017 So Far

As summer closes, studios prepare to debut their Oscar hopefuls at  fall film festivals and then to audiences, which makes now a good time to look back on the year so far. These are the films not to be missed before the heavy hitters of fall and winter...
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All the Young Dudes

Mid-summer tends to feel like a cinematic wasteland. Most of the major studio tent poles have been released and we are still a month or two away from the more serious films of Oscar season. Three movies aimed to inject some originality into theaters and...
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