University of Virginia
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
9500 Liberty documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented--and the surprising grassroots opposition that led to its repeal. Part of the Globalization and Social Justice Public Film Series, this event also includes a post-film discussion with Professors Milton Vickerman, Doug Ford, and David Martin, as well as students Luis Ortiz of the Latino Student Alliance and Perla Vitela of the Sociology Distinguished Majors Program. https://www.facebook.com/events/215180048613282/
Wednesdsay, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
Amazon Gold documents the destruction of the Amazon rain forest in pursuit of gold. Following the screening, panelists including co-founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation Sarah DuPoint, National Geographic photographer Donovan Webster, and Professor Manuel Lerdau will discuss the film.
Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
"La Jetee" (I'll be going to this one)
OpenGrounds and The Institute for the Humanities sponsor the screening and discussion of La Jetée, a black and white short film about a failed nuclear experiment in a post-apocalyptic Paris. This screening is the first in a series to showcase and discuss world cinema.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library-Central
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
"Buddy: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Mayor"
Paints a complex portrait of the often contradictory and always audacious public figure who became the youngest man and the first Italian-American to become mayor of Providence, and a Republican who unseated a Democrat stronghold of more than 30 years. From his early promise as an attorney prosecuting organized crime to his success overseeing Providence's "renaissance," the film tracks Cianci's entanglements with city council opposition, union skirmishes, personal scandals, and criminal indictments.
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Free Movie Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Free admission, no tickets required. General seating.
Beasts of the Southern Wild follows Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. PVCC's Student Art Club sponsors Free Movie Friday on the big screen in the comfortable and spacious Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. For more information, call 434.961.5362.