Author: Andy White

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for November’s feature film: Loving Vincent About the film: The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of the history’s most celebrated artists. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters Synopsis: “The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly....

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WVIFF’s A Night of Horror Shorts

WV International Film Festival Presents a Night of Horror. The International Horror Film Showcase is a collection of award winning horror short films from around the world. Join us for a night of chillers, thrillers, and sci-fi for a PG-13 audience. A red carpet event will precede the collection of films, and showtime is at 8:30pm. A list of the short films showing is below: A Knock at the Door USA 8 HOR Feeding Time USA 13 HOR Red UK 20 HOR Arts & Crafts USA 6 HOR Dave USA 10 HOR VEXED USA 13 HOR Your Date Is...

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The Square

The Square WVIFF’s Fall Film Festival is proud to present: The Square, a poignant, satirical drama reflecting our time, examining the sense of community, moral courage, and the affluent person’s need for the egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world Playing Sat., 10/28 @ 4:30pm and Fri., 11/3 @ 9:30pm at Underground Cinema Tickets: Adults: $9.00 Students: $5.00 Buy Tickets Purchase Fall Film Festival tickets in advance at our Online Store and we will have them ready for you at Will Call during the festival. Adult: $9 Student: $5 6-Pack: $36 Purchase...

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The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration WVIFF’s Fall Film Festival is proud to present: The Transfiguration. When troubled teen and outcast, Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo’s fantasy into reality Playing Tues., 10/24 @ 7:00pm and Sat., 10/28 @ 9:30pm at Underground Cinema Tickets: Adults: $9.00 Students: $5.00 Buy Tickets Purchase Fall Film Festival tickets in advance Adult: $9 Student: $5 6-Pack: $36 Purchase...

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Zezura

The first-ever ethnographic acid Western! A young nomad from drought-stricken Niger leaves home to find his brother, who has mysteriously vanished. His journey leads him into a surreal vision of the Sahara, crossing paths with djinn, bandits, gold seekers, migrants, and rumors of an enchanted oasis that may hold the key to everything.       Runtime: 1 h 27 m     Buy Tickets Purchase Fall Film Festival tickets in advance Adult: $9 Student: $5 Purchase...

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Missed out on getting tickets to Loving Vincent this week? We’ve got another film tonight that we simply can’t recommend enough! An Angel at My Table is this month’s “Must See Cinema,” and it’s presented by WV FREE’s and one of WVIFF’s very own board members: Caitlin Gaffin!

The show starts at 7pm, and adult tickets are $9.50. Student tickets are $5.50🎟

Read below for more about the film!

In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she stays at a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write novels (IMDb).
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West Virginia's own Elaine McMillion Sheldon is going to be on the Daily Show talking about her Netflix documentary Heroin(e). Elaine also was one of several directors if 11/8/16, which we showed (and she came to discuss) at our last festival, as well as Hollow, which we showed in the fall of 2013. ...

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Jackson: Movies That Matter Monday

November 6, 2017, 7:00pm - November 27, 2017, 8:30pm

Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for November's Movie That Matter Mondays film: Jackson About the film: Abortion remains legal in the United States but anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places and in the Deep South, often unthinkable. At one time Mississippi had fourteen abortion clinics. Now only one remains. Since the passage of Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, the self-labeled “pro-life” movement has won significant cultural, political and legal battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in Mississippi and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. Jackson is wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South and explores the nuanced nature of abortion in America’s Bible Belt. Shannon Brewer is the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. Barbara Beaver runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices and is a leader of the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi. April Jackson is a young mother of four children faced with another unplanned pregnancy. Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America. About the series: WVIFF Underground Cinema Presents Movies That Matter Mondays - Each month, we will work with a community organization to show an issue-oriented and compelling film relating to their mission. At the first screening of the film, the community organization will participate in a discussion with the audience. The film will show for the rest of the month on Mondays. About the community partners: Founded in 1989, WV FREE is a reproductive health, rights, and justice organization that works every day for West Virginia women and families to improve education on reproductive options, increase access to affordable birth control, reduce teen pregnancy, improve adolescent health, and protect personal decision-making, including the decision of whether or when to have a child. What the Critics are saying: “Easily one of the year's strongest documentaries...” -Criterion Cast “...Elegant, unsettling...” -Village Voice “This well-crafted film adds to our understanding by humanizing some of the opponents.” -The Hollywood Reporter “A devastating account of a broken commons, the movie reveals just how much the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions” -Filmmaker Magazine “The religious (and most likely Republican) are out to hunt Mississippi’s seemingly most vulnerable prey: poor women of color, who for whatever personal reasons are attempting to end their pregnancies the safest way possible.” -VIBE

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