Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ ANNOUNCED AS A SPECIAL GUEST AT THE
2018 VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIALS ALSO ANNOUNCE HIGH PROFILE ADDITIONS TO 2018 PROGRAM INCLUDING BARRY
JENKINS’ IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK AND JULIAN SCHNABEL’S AT ETERNITY’S GATE
Also Include Sundance Award-Winning Documentary Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
VA – OCTOBER 10, 2018– Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz
will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival, VAFF
officials announced today. The Festival also announced program additions
including Moonlight writer and director Barry Jenkins’ latest film, If Beale
Street Could Talk, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, which stars Willem
Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University
of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. The
2018 Festival will take place from November 1-4 in Charlottesville and will
include more than 150 films and over 100 industry guests from around the world.
also announced today the addition of the Sundance Award-winning documentary
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. that charts the unlikely rise of a London Sri Lankan
immigrant through the ranks of the music industry to become one of the most
fascinating and controversial artists today.
thrilled to announce that Christoph Waltz will be joining us for the 2018
Virginia Film Festival,” said Jody Kielbasa, director of the VAFF and vice
provost for the arts at UVA. “Our audiences will not only have the chance to
hear from someone who is clearly one of the leading actors working today, but
also one who is at the very top of his game, and whose star is still on the
rise. He is truly one of the most interesting and talented actors of his time,
and brings a sense of originality to every role that makes it nearly impossible
to imagine anyone else in it.”
appear with Academy Award-winning producer and VAFF advisory board chair Mark
Johnson for “A Tribute to Christoph Waltz” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at
1:00 PM at The Paramount Theater. The pair worked together previously on
Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, which opened last year’s Virginia Film Festival.
The event will combine the onstage interview with clips of key scenes from
the newly-announced screenings and tribute event will go on sale on Friday,
October 12 at noon online at virginiafilmfestival.org; in-person at the UVA
Arts Box Office in the lobby of the UVA Drama Building, open M-F from noon to
5:00 PM; and by phone at 434-924-3376. Beginning October 24, Festival tickets
will also be available at the Downtown Box Office in the lobby of Violet Crown
on the Downtown Mall.
Photos all copyright 2018 by Mark Mawston. All rights reserved.
BY MARK MAWSTON
Three days before the
launch of the new Halloween film and
40 years since the original was released, Cinema Retro’s Mark Mawston was
invited to photograph the London leg of the new tour by the original films
director John Carpenter. As with his concert
here two years ago, John’s set was littered with some of his finest moments;
themes that have transcended their mere film score monikers to become rock music
synth classics in their own right. Tunes such as The Fog, accompanied as it was by dry ice and clips from the film itself,
projected onto screens around the stage, were nirvana for those many fans gathered
to witnesses the maverick director’s other great contribution to cinema: his music,
played live on stage.