Screening: MINDING THE GAP with Filmmaker Bing Liu
Monday, April 22nd, 7pm: Savoy Theater

Academy Award nominated MINDING THE GAP follows three young men who bond through skateboarding to escape their volatile family life in their Rust Belt home town. As they face their adult responsibilities, some unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Screening: THE BURIAL OF KOJO with 
Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7pm: Savoy Theater

Through a magical realist lens, THE BURIAL OF KOJO follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. Directed by TED fellow, music composer and musician Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, the film chronicles the tale of two brothers through the gifted eyes of a young girl who transports the audience to the beautiful lands of Ghana and other worlds that exist between life and death. 

VCFA Presents: An Evening with 
Luis Guzmán 
Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm: Savoy Theater

VCFA's MFA in Film program is thrilled to have actor Luis Guzmán join us for an evening of conversation about his work with directors such as Sidney Lumet, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and Brian De Palma, among others. We'll screen clips from some of his favorite film roles and he'll take questions from the audience.



Film-in-Progress Screening with David Shields
Thursday, April 25th, 1:15pm: Savoy Theater

Shortly before the November 2015 terrorist attacks, David Shields, who is Jewish, and Rita Banerjee, who is Bengali, come to Paris to try to understand the current American racial cataclysm from a French perspective. David and Rita try to discuss skin color, class, gender, privilege, and art—only to discover that they disagree about everything. Back in the States, they discover that the space between any two people is the source of all hate and all love.

Screening: GRIT with Director Cynthia Wade
Thursday, April 25th, 7pm: Savoy Theater                 

When Dian was six, a tsunami of mud barreled towards her. Sixteen villages were instantly plunged under 60 feet of mud permanently displacing 60,000 people. The cause? A drilling company struck an underground pocket of mud and unleashed an unstoppable mudflow — a giant, sprawling disaster in Indonesia that continues over a decade later. GRIT chronicles Dian’s emerging activism as she joins the fight against the drilling company.