festival reveals 2001 theme: 'Masquerades'
14th annual Virginia Film Festival,
to be held Oct. 25 through 28, will play out the theme, "Masquerades."
Programs will feature media representations of characters, such
as con artists and tricksters, imposters and posers, race and
gender-switchers, actors and role players, and other protean,
morphing selves characters whose identities are based on
some kind of performance.
Based at the University, the festival is designed to resemble
a huge, comprehensive course on a cultural theme. As usual, the
festival will feature more than 60 premiere and classic films
that illuminate the theme, many guest filmmakers from the worlds
of Hollywood and independent cinema, scholars from U.Va. and other
schools, plus numerous sidebar performances and exhibitions, according
to Artistic Director Richard Herskowitz.
festival program and tickets will be available in September. For
information, see the Web site at www.vafilm.com.