Faces Places Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for January’s feature film: Faces Places About the film: 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts...Read More
Author: Andy White
Wings of Desire The Fifth film of the inaugural season of the Underground Cinema’s “Must See Cinema” series is curated by Chuck Anziulewicz. About December’s film: Wings of Desire (1987) Two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander), glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin), the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds–with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk (playing himself) — that...Read More
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...Read More
The third film of the inaugural season of the Underground Cinema’s “Must See Cinema” series is curated by Caitlin Gaffin of WV FREE. About November’s film, An Angel at My Table (1990) Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while still in her youth, including the deaths of two of her siblings. Portrayed as an adult by Kerry Fox, Frame finds acclaim for her writing while still...Read More
Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for December’s Movie That Matter Mondays film: Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution About the film: The story of the attempt to build a 21st century progressive movement in the United States. Five remarkable individuals wrestle with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics that shaped this extraordinary election cycle. From the presidential campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local political race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia, from a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol...Read More
Fifth Annual Oscar Party
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Join WVIFF for an exclusive Oscar viewing party on Sunday, March 4th at Gonzoburger, located on Charleston’s West Side at 207 W. Washington St. Festivities begin with red carpet coverage at 7 p.m., and the ceremony at 8.
Name your price tickets starting at $25. Admission includes: one signature Oscar cocktail, food provided by Gonzoburger, games, door prizes, and more!
Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the best of film with us at Gonzoburger!