independent film

"Shooting the Prodigal," about a Jewish filmmaker creating a movie for a Baptist church in Alabama, was a leap of faith. more

Aug 16, 2016 11:00 AM Stage & Screen

"Eyes of the Roshi," an independent action-thriller produced in Tidewater and Central Virginia and starring Eric Roberts, is part yoga-martial arts meditation and part head-blasting, beat-down, seamy rural underworld melodrama. more

Aug 11, 2016 2:50 PM Stage & Screen 1 Comments

Several VCUarts Cinema alumni are at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where "Turn" actor Angus Macfadyen's version of "Macbeth" is being screened. The VCU program served as the film's producer. more

Jun 20, 2016 2:30 PM Stage & Screen

Actor Paul Wilson will be on hand to answer questions about the film during a screening to showcase the Ashland Theater, which a group of volunteers is working to bring back to life. more

May 4, 2016 12:44 PM Stage & Screen

The James River Film Festival’s 23rd year runs April 7 to 10 with offerings such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth," starring the late David Bowie; a 30th anniversary showing of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" and Richmonder JJ McMoon's "Run." more

Apr 7, 2016 10:23 AM Datebook

French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand began as a wildlife photographer in hot air balloons over Kenya. During the past 40 years, he's created monumental films and television series about animals, forests, the oceans — and now, what it is to be human. more

Apr 5, 2016 1:52 PM Stage & Screen

As the Richmond International Film Festival's big fifth anniversary wrapped, a couple of films made in the region with local on-screen and behind-camera talent received recognition: "Coming Through the Rye" and miniature Civil War epic "Josephine." more

Mar 8, 2016 9:49 AM Stage & Screen

Afrikana festival showcases films ‘by and about people of color from across the globe.’ more

Feb 17, 2016 9:37 AM Stage & Screen

The Bijou Film Center is presenting "Entertainment," the latest work by Richmond-based filmmaker Rick Alverson, followed by a Q&A with Alverson and lead actor Gregg Turkington on Nov. 8. more

Nov 5, 2015 12:25 PM , Datebook

Two projects filmed in and around Richmond, Meg Ryan's "Ithaca" and the new PBS series "Mercy Street," set in a Civil War-era hospital, are part of the line-up announced today by the Virginia Film Festival. more

Sep 29, 2015 6:17 PM Arts

Clay McLeod Chapman wrote "The Boy," which premiered Friday in L.A and goes to video-on-demand. He and Hanna Cheek are coming for their monologue performance showcase "The Pumpkin Pie Show," and a piece Chapman wrote for Cheek, "Commencement." more

Aug 17, 2015 2:42 PM Arts

A compilation of events, music, exhibitions and stage performances throughout Richmond in August more

Aug 14, 2015 3:14 PM Datebook

In the suspense film directed by Jon Watts, Hays Wellford plays plays one of two 10-year-old boys who find what appears to be an abandoned police car and decide to take it for a ride. more

Aug 14, 2015 10:30 AM Arts

The Richmond Diversity Film Festival premieres Saturday, April 25, featuring stories about people of varying ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic status. more

Apr 13, 2015 8:30 AM Datebook 1 Comments

The 22nd version of the James River Film Festival brings to Richmond audiences films that aren't likely to be available to your Netflix anytime soon. Go see them this weekend. more

Apr 9, 2015 2:28 PM Arts

Poet Janaka Stucky stops here on tour with his latest poetry collection, "The Truth Is We Are All Perfect," alongside Richmond writers Valley Haggard and Allison Titus. Plus, why the Germans didn't blow up Paris and 100-year-old man of many hats. more

Mar 30, 2015 4:48 PM Arts

Richmond native Clay McLeod Chapman accompanies "The Boy," a film he co-wrote, for its world premiere on Saturday at Austin's 22nd annual South By Southwest Festival. more

Mar 12, 2015 7:00 PM Arts


photo courtesy Bijou Film Center

A mysterious photographer and a history hobbyist are linked by circumstance and the resulting film is getting shown on Sunday at the Byrd Theatre. more

Feb 10, 2015 6:05 PM Arts


photo by Jay Paul

Hays Wellford, 11, plays one of two 10-year-old boys who find what appears to be an abandoned police car and decide to take it for a ride in the Jon Watts film "Cop Car." more

Feb 4, 2015 10:15 AM Arts

Richmond’s diversity and its growing art scene makes it an ideal location for the Afrikana Independent Film Festival, says founder and creative director Enjoli Moon, who is putting on two events this week, including a Virginia premiere. more

Nov 19, 2014 9:55 AM Arts

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