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Two U.Va. Art Professors Premiere Films On Sunday, Oct. 31

October 25, 2004 --

WHO:           Kevin Everson
WHAT:         “Spicebush” Running Time: 73 minutes

WHO:            William Wylie
WHAT:         “Grassland” Running Time: 8 minutes

WHEN:         Sunday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.
WHERE:         Vinegar Hill Theater

University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art professors Kevin Everson and William Wylie will debut recent films at the 2004 Virginia Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. at the Vinegar Hill Theater.

His short films have gained Everson invitations to the Sundance Film Festival, and numerous international festivals, but with “Spicebush” he makes the leap to feature filmmaking. Everson wrote, produced and shot the film using nonprofessional actors on a budget of under $2,000. “Spicebush” interweaves various fragmentary narratives concerning education, landscapes, luck, gaining and losing a job, and the passage of time. Although the use of chapters suggests analogies to a novelstyle, the film communicates in a poetic mode, conveying meaning t through a collage of potent images rather by direct description.

Wylie’s first film, “Grassland,” was created from footage compiled for a public art installation to be part of the new Denver Convention Center in 2006. Shot in 35mm, the film focuses on specific times during the day when the prairie sky, the quality of light and vast distances define a sense of place.

Ticket information is available online at: www.vafilm.com.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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