UR International Film Series Schedule, Fall 2014

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I’m back! Mostly. Our older son started public school in the first grade this week and so we’re still finding our footing with routines and a return to productivity :) ~Alison

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The free University of Richmond International Film Series returns on Fridays and Sundays this fall:

Free and open to the public, all films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business (except where noted) at the University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Parking Information
A limited number of visitor parking spaces are available in lot R10 (adjacent to the Robins School of Business). Visitors can also obtain a guest parking pass by contacting University Parking Services at (804) 289-8703, email parking@richmond.edu or complete the online visitor vehicle registration form.

    Film SCHEDULE:
    Miele
    Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14
    Italy, 2013, directed by Valeria Golino
    95 min., NR
    An Italian woman, who works under the code name Honey, specializes in assisted suicides for the terminally ill. She experiences an acute crisis of conscience after learning that her latest client, an aged man, has manipulated her. They are unwillingly locked in an intense relationship, which will change her life forever.

    Una Noche
    Friday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 21
    Cuba, 2012, directed by Lucy Mulloy
    86 min., NR
    Convinced that dilapidated Havana holds no future for them, desperate teens Raul and Elio plot their escape to the dreamland of Miami, only 90 miles away from their families’ lives of poverty, illness, and prostitution. For Elio, leaving Cuba means leaving his twin sister, Lila, the only person who has remained loyal to him. In the colorful, steamy city, pressure mounts as they attempt to disentangle themselves from trouble, family, and Havana.

    Missing Picture
    Friday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 28
    Cambodia, 2013, directed by Rithy Panh
    96 min., NR
    Director Rithy Panh uses his innovative storytelling method in this documentary to create a personal reflection and historical study of the atrocities committed upon the people during the Khmer Rouge regime. Only propaganda footage remains from the recorded artifacts from this era. Panh uses beautifully detailed, sculpted clay figurines and elaborate dioramas to recreate the missing images from his memory. The Missing Picture is the first Cambodian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

    African Film Weekend October 3-4

    Last Days
    Friday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 19
    South Africa, 2013, directed by David and Alex Pastor
    100 min., NR
    Barcelona’s streets are empty in the wake of a catastrophic event that keeps humanity physically and psychologically trapped indoors to avoid instant death. Caught at work during the onslaught, Marc survives months living with his coworkers in an office building until he finally decides to venture through the city in search of his girlfriend. He convinces his colleague Enrique to join him. The two pick their way through the city’s underbelly with peril at every turn in this post-apocalyptic thriller.

    Watchtower
    Friday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 26
    *Friday Screen Location: Jepson Hall, Room 118**
    Turkey, 2012, directed byPelin Esmer
    100 min., NR
    This character study follows two haunted individuals determined to escape their troubled pasts. Their lives intersect at an observation tower located in a forest where Nihat treasures his solitude. He comes to know Seher, a bus hostess at a rural station she calls home. Together, they find comfort from their tragedies. “Watchtower is a finely crafted film about love born out of loss, guilt, and a sense of responsibility.” –Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society

    Kid with a Bike
    Friday, Oct 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2
    Belgium, 2011, directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
    87 min., NR
    Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this film takes an unsentimental view of children. Stubborn Cyril is an orphan who longs to be reunited with his father and cannot accept his circumstances. Cyril’s rebelliousness and search for a father figure takes its toll on those around him, especially Samantha, a salon worker who agrees to keep him weekends. Eventually he falls in with Wes, who has selfish plans for Cyril.

    Lunchbox
    Friday, Nov 7 and Sunday, Nov. 9
    India, 2013, directed by Ritesh Batra
    105 min., Rated PG
    A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous, efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, with Saajan, a government accountant nearing retirement. Their originally tentative notes passed at lunch turn into a virtual relationship. After seeing this feel-good movie, you will long for a lunchbox from Ila’s aromatic kitchen, seasoned with hope, to be delivered to your own desk.

    Aliyah
    Friday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 16
    France, 2012, directed by Elie Wajeman
    90 min., NR
    Alex lives in a working-class Parisian neighborhood and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the debts of his brother Isaac. A chance to put this life behind him arises when his cousin announces plans to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv. Torn over leaving, Alex finds his back against the wall and prepares to make the next fateful step toward an uncertain future.

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VCU Cinematheque Schedule Fall 2014

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Art films from around the world are the featured presentations on the fall schedule of VCUarts Cinematheque, a free ongoing film series developed by the Cinema Program in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

A highlight this season will be a visit by director Sara Driver, who will speak at a screening of her film, “When Pigs Fly,” on Nov. 11.

The films will be projected at the Grace Street Theater in 35mm with VCU’s state-of-the-art projecting system. The Grace Street Theater, at 934 W. Grace St., seats 250 people in a stadium-seating layout.

The season’s Tuesday screenings start promptly at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer discussion will follow most films, which are free and open to the public on a first-come basis.

    Schedule:

    “The Beaches of Agnès” by Agnès Varda, Sept. 16
    France, 2008
    An autobiographical essay by feminist film director and professor Agnès Varda, in celebration of her 80th birthday.

    “Dr. Strangelove” by Stanley Kubrick, Sept. 23
    United States, 1964
    A mad U.S. general orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, which the president, his advisers and other frantic politicians try to stop.

    “Warsaw Bridge” by Pere Portabella, Oct. 7
    Spain, 1989
    A professor, a writer and a conductor involved in a love triangle attend a cocktail party where the writer attempts unsuccessfully to answer questions about the plot of his prize-winning novel, “Warsaw Bridge.”

    “Edvard Munch” by Peter Watkins, Oct. 14
    Norway, 1974
    A biography of the Norwegian expressionist spanning 30 years.

    “A Prophet” by Jacques Audiard, Oct. 28
    France, 2009
    A young man becomes a mafia kingpin in a French prison.

    “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi, Nov. 4
    Iran, 2011
    A couple must choose between the betterment of their child or caring for an ailing parent with Alzheimer’s.

    “When Pigs Fly,” an Evening with Sara Driver, Nov. 11
    Germany, 1993
    Director Sara Driver will attend the Nov. 11 screening of her film about a down-and-out jazz musician who receives a haunted rocking chair.

    “Amour” by Michael Haneke, Dec. 2
    Germany, 2012
    An octogenarian couple’s bond is tested when the wife has a stroke.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/vcuartscinema.

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Vacation (and deals)

Hi y’all, I’m taking a blog vacation through the end of August to work on some other projects – I’ll see you around Labor Day!

I’m telling myself I won’t post anything. If I run across any deals I can’t resist sharing, it’ll probably be through Facebook or Twitter ;) Likewise, you can let others know about bargains on the Facebook page!

-Alison

In the meantime, here are some deals and events to get you through…

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Deals:

    Moe’s Richmond – Order through our app or online between 8/19/14 and 8/22/14 and receive a free burrito with a regular drink purchase. Use the promo code: FREE. Available at Richmond, Glen Allen, and Mechanicsville locations.

    Mellow Mushroom – Celebrating 40 years with “Way Back Wednesday” celebration on August 20: $2.50 small pizzas, $.30 Cokes, $.75 beers

    RVA Sandwich Week – August 25-31, 2014: $5 signature sandwich deals at 26 Richmond-area restaurants

    Tuckahoe Library Book Sale

    Kids Consignment Sales – Fancy Pants Richmond will be Aug 26-28

Events: (Full calendar)

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Tuckahoe Library Used Book Sale, Summer 2014

Time again for the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library Used Book Sale – next Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23, from 10am to 4pm both days.

Note: Adult books for sale Friday and Saturday; Children’s books will be sold SATURDAY ONLY.

1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9100

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Weekend Deals –

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Chesterfield Berry Farm – For a limited time in August, Chesterfield Berry Farm Market, located in Brandermill Market Square, will be giving away tickets for 5 FREE Pick your own pumpkins that can be used at the Farm during our 2014 Fall Festival Season. These tickets will be free with any $20 or more purchase at CBF Market. This will be separate from any other free special going on that day posted on cbf facebook. This is a great deal, up to $30 value depending on the pumpkins you choose.from the field. Don’t miss this great savings! Get your free pumpkins before they are all gone… Limited amount of tickets. While tickets last. Only one ticket per person, per day.Has no cash value. They are not for resale.

Tickles & Giggles Children’s Consignment SaleAugust 15-17 (Ashland)

    Presidential Business Park
    323 Business Lane
    Ashland, Virginia 23005

    Public Sale:
    Friday: 1pm to 8pm
    Saturday: 8am to 6pm

    50% Off Sale
    Sunday: 8am to 2pm

Henrico County Rabies Vaccines – The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and make their payment at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers. Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10, for a one-year license, and $15, for a three-year license. Officers will be available to discuss license options and vaccination requirements. For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Richmond SPCA – Take Two adoption promotion: You can adopt any two felines for one adoption fee through the end of this month.

Reminder: Virginia Historical Society Museum Shop Sale

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The F.R.E.E. List August 15-17

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F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events free admission unless noted.

This is the last major summer weekend for free & cheap events, so take advantage of… Latin Jazz Festival in Dogwood Dell, RVA Brew BQ (Beer + BBQ) at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Down Home Family Reunion, a celebration of African American Folklife, TWO dog + wine events (Wags & Wine at Agecroft Hall {$2 donation} and Wine & Whiskers at Willow Lawn {free} – both events charge extra for wine), Westchester Concert Series and Craft Beer Fest ($5), Concert in the Park at Pole Green Park, Richmond Kickers Family Fest ($10 per family before 6:30pm) and the James River Equipment Day of Play.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated RichmondBargains.com calendar page. Click on the title to expand the details about each event.

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Virginia Historical Society Shop Sale

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From the Virginia Historical Society – museum shop sale on August 16:

    Help us move some merchandise. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we are having a storewide sale in the VHS Pusey Museum Shop. All merchandise will be 20-70% off and VHS members will receive an additional 10% off their purchase. These discounts apply to in-store sales only.

    Sale items include:

    books
    clothing
    cds and dvds
    home decor
    prints
    artwork
    toys
    and more
    We will also be offering free hard hat tours of the renovation taking place at the VHS. Tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

428 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220

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Chesterfield County Fair Coupons 2014

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Speaking of fairs, the Chesterfield County Fair runs August 22 to 30, 2014, with daily attractions, Grandstand shows, rides and displays. Parking is free.

Fair catalogs are available at locations around the County, or you can view it online here. Several food vendors have coupons in the catalog.

Admission: Adults 13 – 59 $8, Children 4 – 12 $5, Seniors 60+ $5, Children 3 and under Free

    The only general admission deal is that adult tickets are $7 when purchased online. After fees, it’s about eight cents’ savings but helps avoid entrance lines at the fair if you’re going at a busy time

    Military Appreciation Day is Sunday, August 24th – Active duty or retired personnel admitted free with ID

    [Chesterfield] County Employee Day is Wednesday, August 27th – With county ID, receive 2 children’s tickets free (ages 4-12) OR purchase two adult tickets at Senior price ($5)

Rides: Midway rides are not included with admission. Each ride requires 3-5 tickets; tickets are $1 or a book of 25 is $20. Ride wristbands are $25, and are only sold Sunday through Thursday. If you want to ride, plan ahead!

    Discount ride wristband coupons (for unlimited rides) are available for $12.50 each (50% off regular price) at selected Martin’s stores until August 23 (Bermuda Square, Chesterfield Meadows, Chesterfield Towne Center, Chippenham Crossing, Colonial Square, Harbour Point, Oxbridge Square, Petersburg, Stony Point, Stratford Hills and Sycamore Square locations). The discounted wristbands are valid one day between Sunday, Aug. 24th and Wednesday, Aug. 27th.

    Kids/Students Ride Special – Pay $1 per ride on Saturdays (8/23 or 8/30) from 11am to 5pm (no coupon needed, college ID required for college students)

    Midway provider Rosedale Attractions has a printable coupon for $5 off a ride wristband

Location: Corner of Courthouse & Krause Rds., Chesterfield, VA 23832
Schedule:
Monday through Friday 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

A few photos from one of our trips to the fair a few years ago:

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1/2 Price Sonic Cheeseburgers

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Thursday is National Back to School Day at Sonic Drive-In:

“Kick off the new school year with a bang! Enjoy 1/2 price SONIC cheeseburgers all day on August 14th. Be sure to come hungry!”

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State Fair of Virginia Ticket Discounts 2014

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The State Fair of Virginia returns to Meadow Event Park in Doswell this fall (September 26-October 5, 2014). This post will be updated as offers expire and if additional discounts become available.

Reminder: if you’re just going on one weekday, snag this Living Social ticket deal for State Fair VA tickets right now! Adult admission for just $6, plus use code AUG15OFF to save an extra 15%! Code expires 8/11. (Rides not included; the weekend admission offer is sold out)

Free tickets? The State Fair bus “Ginny” travels the area giving out tickets – check Facebook to see where it goes

Ride discounts
Ride tickets and wristbands may be purchased at Ride Ticket Booths within the fair, in the Midway and Kidway areas. There are no ride offers available in advance.
• NEW DISCOUNT: Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Monday through Thursday) – $15
• Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Friday through Sunday) – $21
• Ride tickets – $1 each (every day)*
• Ride ticket sheet of 25 tickets – $20 (every day)
*Each ride requires 3-6 individual ride tickets.

Advance Online Savings (Aug. 11 through Sept. 23)
Adults – $12
Youth 5-12 – $8
Seniors 60+ – $8
Military – $8 (active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party)
Advance-purchase tickets may be used any one day of the fair’s 10-day run!

General Admission Pricing

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Adults (one-day tickets) – $15
Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $10
Seniors 60+ — (one-day tickets) – $10
Military (one-day tickets) – $10 (only active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party.)
Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

Monday through Thursday
Adults (one-day tickets) – $12
Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $8
Seniors 60+ — (one-day tickets) – $8
Military (one-day tickets) – $8 (active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party.)
Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

State Fair of Virginia Season Passes are on sale today for $20 ($5 off the regular advance price of $25; $30 at the gate) – Go here and use code Fan2014 by 11:59 p.m. tonight, August 10, 2014. (Rides not included)

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