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9th Anniversary of the James River Filmmakers Forum

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• Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 8PM
• The Visual Arts Center
• 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA
• Admission: $5 cash / $5.46 via credit card (PayPal fee)

 

Join us for a special 9th anniversary edition of the James River Filmmakers Forum . We will screen the work of local and visiting filmmakers plus live music from Charlottesville’s SHIPS IN THE NIGHT.  Chow down on some free pizza from Arianna’s Italian Grill / free popcorn and a cash bar . Curated and hosted by Jeff Roll , his last Forum before he retires in March .

Featured Filmmakers include :
Kahekili and Rick Spears – Rocket Science ( Comedy )
Joseph Yates – The Great Wave ( surreal drama )
Dakotah Coates – Uncoupled (comedy)
Payton Lea – Sunlight (drama)
Ben Rinehardt – Automated Moon , Coma Software ( animation )
Shannon Silva (visiting filmmaker from NC) – Baby Oil ( drama )

**NOTE** Due to unforeseen circumstances the Hunter Brumfield and Anousheh screening of the Bones music video has been canceled. Not to worry . We still have plenty of talent to showcase .

 

Special thanks to Ships In the Night for being our musical guest . Check out her music at band camp .

James River Filmmakers Forum Autumn 2017 Edition

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• Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 8PM
• The Visual Arts Center
• 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA
• Admission: $4

Autumn 2017 Edition James River Filmmakers Forum. We will screen the work of local and visiting filmmakers .
Free popcorn and a cash bar . Curated and hosted by Jeff Roll.

featured Filmmakers include :

Brian Boenau – Playthings (Horror) 17 Minutes

Cameron Robinson – Safe on Your Mountaintop ( Music Video ) 3 minutes

Jasmine Deanne Andrews – Be Mine ( Drama ) 7 Minutes

Geoffrey Oliver – I’m So Sorry ( Thriller ) 8 Minutes  ,  I Was Lost : A Short Film In Pictures       ( Narative ) 4 Minutes

Raasa Leela De Montebello – Simon ( Supernatural Narative ) 6 minutes ,                               Truth Is Truth ( Poetic Narative and a Virginia Debut) 7 minutes

$4 admission at door . Visual Arts Center Dominion Room .
1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

James River Filmmakers Forum 8th Anniversary Edition !

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• Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 8PM
• The Visual Arts Center
• 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA
• Admission: $5

Join us for a special 8th anniversary edition of the James River Filmmakers Forum . We will screen the work of local and visiting filmmakers plus live music by Alex Norman who was recently featured on PBS’s Virginia Currents .
Chow down on some free pizza from Arianna’s Italian Grill / free popcorn and a cash bar . Curated and hosted by Jeff Roll.

featured Filmmakers include :

Tom Prunier – Trolls and Antechambers ( comedy )

John Amedro  ( visiting filmmaker from NY) – BLACKBIRD: A Dream Resurrected (surreal)

Stephen Gentry / Eli Hall – Loop ( science fiction )

Ying-Fang Shen – The Tale of the Day ( animation )

Danny Caporaletti – Making Movies is Easy ( comedy )

 

 

The James River Filmmakers Forum Autumn 2016 Edition

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• Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 8PM
• The Visual Arts Center
• 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA
• Admission: $4

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Join us for the Autumn 2016 edition of the James River Filmmakers Forum! Join local and visiting filmmakers as they screen their work and take questions from the audience.

Filmmakers include:
Isaac Moses Regelson / Raasa Leela de Montebello – Last
Sam Sheline – When Mickey Came to Town
(visiting filmmaker from DC)
Charli Brissey – Left of Canvas
Allison Apperson – Goodbye Garbers
Ryan Farriss – No One

Curated and hosted by Jeff Roll.

As always FREE POPCORN and CASH Bar.
$4.00 admission Visual Arts Center of Richmond in the Dominion Room.

 

The 2016 season of programming!

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Happy New Year! We here at the James River Film Society are hard at work planning new programming for you. First of all, Saturday, April 2nd, will bring us the 7th anniversary of the James River Filmmakers Forum. We are closing out the line up and and we hope to add a musical guest. The following week is the 23rd annual James River Film Festival, April 7th – 10th. So stay tuned as we will post all updates right here on this page.  Plus … if you haven’t liked us on Facebook, you can do so here.

Modern Dance Meets Experimental Film at the Next James River Filmmaker’s Forum!

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• Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm
• Visual Arts Center of Richmond
• 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
• Admission: $4.00

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At the next James River Filmmakers Forum, Atlanta based Dancer/choreographer Jennifer Tarazzi-Scully will be debuting her Dance film Wallpapers.  Its a collaboration with forum host and James River Film Society VP Jeff Roll.  Tarazzi-Scully and Roll met while attending the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 1994.  She went on to perform and teach all across the country and starred in Michael Pope’s post apocalyptic experimental feature film Neovoxer. 

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Neovoxer (1999) Jennifer Tarazzi-Scully on the far left.

Jeff was speaking to friends about making a modern dance related experimental film.  He had talked to several dancers around the Richmond area but nothing really panned out.  In the back of his head he knew there was only one person he wanted to collaborate with on this project and that was Tarazzi-Scully.  Then two years ago his wishes were answered when the long lost college friend messaged him on Linked In.  She was open for the opportunity.  Plans were set.

Tarrazi-Scully had a few things to comment about about her work with Roll on Wallpapers.

“I have to say that I owe him a mountain of gratitude and can blame him for my most recent renaissance of work and creativity. My background is in dance, choreography and live performance with a bit of experience on the big screen.  Years after we first met we found each other again on FaceBook during a time where I was struggling with a lot of big life stuff.  He single handedly pulled me out of a hole by sending me really thought provoking and beautiful dance films at which point we decided to work together again.  For us, all it took was finding a date to connect and shoot and he was able to give me the freedom to do my part and figure out the logistics of putting dancers and some choreography together.  The project just unfolded from there.”

In addition she said:

“It has been truly refreshing to work with someone where there is a mutual respect for the others medium.  I believe with this collaboration, “Wallpapers” we both end up with a piece of art neither one of us could have fully envisioned at the beginning of the process.”

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Dee Dee Chmielewski performing in Wallpapers 

Also screening at the James River Filmmaker’s Forum are Lauren Cronan, Marta Finkelstein, Nils Westergard and the debut of the long awaited documentary Richmond’s Dead and Buried by Christine Stoddard.  Stoddard will also be promoting the book that accompanies the documentary.  Special Musical Guest Nerve Leak (featuring members of Floodwall). $4.00 admission.

The James River Filmmaker’s Forum starts at 8PM, Saturday, November 8th at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond at 1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA.

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By Leonard Hesson, James River Film Society.

James River Filmmakers Forum on Nov. 17

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Come out and support local filmmakers at James River Film Society’s quarterly James River Filmmakers Forum on Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. After the screening JRF Forum organizer Jeff Roll will moderate a panel discussion/Q&A with the filmmakers and audience.

The lineup for the November 2011 James River Filmmakers Forum is:

Ken HopsonLo-Fi Soundtracks – Music Videos- 6 minutes

Jasce BurrowSamsara – dark sci-fi – 15 minutes

Kevin Haraldo, Randy West, & Bryce McCormick Adventures of S-Team – Comic adventure – 9 minutes

Belinda HaikesFinch/Crow/Cardinal – experimental animation – 6 minutes

John Hendershot Press Play – experimental animation – 8 minutes

Dr. Shawn UtseyUntil the Wells Run Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies (excerpt) documentary – 15 minutes

James River Filmmakers Forum on August 18

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The James River Film Society kicks off its new [email protected] 3rd Thursdays Film Series with the summer edition of the quarterly James River Filmmakers Forum, featuring short films and discussion by local filmmakers.

Thursday, August 18th 7:30 p.m.
FREE (Donations encouraged); Cash Bar

Visual Arts Center of Richmond (Dominion Room)

Featuring films by:

Robert MassaMargaret and Cora, two experimental film shorts
Joey Tran and Shawn HambrightTreezilla, a comic fable
Les OwenThe Silo Effect: The Treehouse Sessions, excerpt of a music documentary
Thomas BellThe Gauntlet, a comic short film
Tamara EastmanBirthing a Colony, historical documentary short