Weaver 'rapt' up Film Festival
12th annual Virginia
Film Festival, "TechnoVisions," got under way Oct.
21 with a gala opening at the Bayly Art Museum.
right) Among those attending were actor Sigourney Weaver (right),
special effects artist Stan Winston (center) and festival director
right) Winston, a 1968 U.Va. alumnus, received this year's Film
Award. Some of his work is on display at the Bayly through Dec.
22, including a scale model of the velociraptor he created for
the film, "Jurassic Park." (below) Photos by Stephanie
festival, which wrapped Oct. 24, had several unique elements,
and Herskowitz has been pleased with responses he's heard so far.
"Sigourney Weaver made my weekend when she told me this was
the 'Antidote Film Festival' -- her escape from the dealing and
hyping that goes on at other festivals. I think
provided our usual quantity of stimulating discussions. But I
also think that the Odorama cards, Percepto buzzers, 3D glasses,
and other accoutrements made this one a lot more fun than usual,"