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Faculty Shift From Classroom to the Theater for This Weekend’s Film Festival

Published November 4, 2016 in News

By: Lorenzo Perez | University Communications

This weekend’s Virginia Film Festival will feature appearances from several Hollywood stars, including acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, award-winning actress-director Liv Ullmann and Academy Award-winning actress and Richmond native Shirley MacLaine, as well as Virginia native and comic actor Danny McBride.

Last year’s Virginia Film Festival drew record crowds to Charlottesville. (Photo by Amanda Maglione)Meanwhile, many University of Virginia faculty will play key supporting roles, introducing films and participating in panel discussions following festival film screenings.

Beginning Thursday, the festival includes 17 screenings and events with faculty and staff members’ appearances as presenters, moderators and panel discussion participants – and even as filmmakers themselves. (For a complete schedule of film screenings and information on remaining ticket availability, visit the Virginia Film Festival website.)

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