3, 2, 1– ACTION!

Posted on November 4, 2010 by


The University of Virginia’s 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival is right around the corner. From November 4-7, over 100 films take over the theaters of Charlottesville and film-makers walk the streets. Before the action hits the silver screen, Cville Niche is here to highlight notable flicks, celebs, and even an after party.
3 Movies to check out:
Black Swan, Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder, this psychological thriller immerses the audience into the New York City Ballet’s production of “Swan Lake,” and provides more twists and turns in the plot than the ballerinas on stage.

When: Thursday, November 4 @ Culbreth Theater, 7pm
The Parking Lot Movie, Directed by Megan Eckman
Local film-maker Eckman provides a philosophical and wacky documentary featuring the crew at the Corner Parking Lot.

When: Friday, November 5 @ Vinegar Hill, 9:30pm

I am, Directed by Tom Shadyac

This thought-provoking documentary asks fundamental questions and stars leading thinkers such as Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky. If you’ve ever asked yourself what is wrong with the world, this flick is for you.

When: Saturday, November 6 @ Newcomb Hall Theater, 2pm

2 People to look out for:
Guillermo Del Toro

This Mexican born film-maker’s unique vision for action, horror, and science fiction includes films such as Blade II, the Hellboy series, and Pan’s Labyrinth – which received a nod from the Academy Awards. His recent flick, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Guy Pierce and Katie Holmes, will be presented Saturday, November 6 at 9pm at The Paramount Theater.

Josh Radnor

The hilarious “How I Met Your Mother” actor recently created a buzz at the Sundance Film Festival with the premiere of his film, happythankyoumoreplease. Radnor, who wrote, directed, and stars in the film, will present the film on Sunday, November 7 at 6pm at The Paramount Theater.

1 After Party for your dancing shoes:

Green Fairy Party @ The Southern

Friday, November 5, 10pm – 2am

Cover: $5, 21 and up only

The little sister of last year’s “Dirty Pink Polyester” party is amped up to be a dance-o-rama. New York DJs Luke and Zach Go Boating bring the heat, scratching everything from disco to techno to hip-hop to pop hits. Dust off your dancing shoes for this one.


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