June 17th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

apple camp

Update 6/17 10am: I haven’t seen an official announcement, but thanks Allison for discovering you can register NOW – go here!

Know a young aspiring filmmaker? Send them to Apple Camp this summer!

A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.

At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at the Apple Store, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival.

Not surprisingly, all the slots for such a neat FREE opportunity get filled fast. Based on previous years, online registration should be opening soon (anytime this week is my guess) and you can sign up here to be notified via email when the 2013 Apple Camp registration opens.

The only Apple store in Richmond is located at Short Pump Town Center.

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September 7th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

A major benefit to having several colleges in the area is access to lots of affordable cultural events.

In this case, it’s independent and international films shown throughout the fall at UR, VCU, and R-MC, all FREE screenings!

randolph macon film festival

Randolph-Macon College Open Air Film Festival:

The Randolph-Macon College Film Studies program is proud to host the third annual Open-Air Film Festival, which showcases the work of film directors from around the world.

This four-week series begins on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with an Opening Reception in the Courtyard of the Copley Science Building. Light refreshments will be served. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The first film is Gabriele Salvatores’ “I’m Not Scared” (“lo non ho paura”), an Italian film about a young boy who makes a shocking discovery. (Rain Location: Andrews Hall Multi-purpose Room.)

In addition to the Friday-night showings, each film in the series will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Firehouse Theater.

Film dates: 9/7 & 9/8 (Italy), 9/14 & 9/15 (“Elle s ‘appelait Sarah,” France), 9/21 & 9/22 (“Dreiviertelmond,” Germany), 9/28 & 9/29 (“La Source des Femmes,” Italy, Morocco, France, Belgium). All films begin at 7:30 p.m. and all have English subtitles.

The film festival and reception are free and open to the public. Bring your own chair. Popcorn will be provided.

ur film series

University of Richmond International Film Series:

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.

Friday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 9
Sound of Noise – Sweden, 2012, directed by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson

Friday, Sept. 14 (No Sunday screening)
Before Your Eyes – Turkey, 2009, directed by Miraz Bezar

Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 30
Protektor – Czech Republic, 2009, directed by Marek Najbrt

Friday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 7
I Wish – Japan, 2012, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Friday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 21
Trishna – U.K., 2012, directed by Michael Winterbottom

Friday, Oct. 26 (The showing for this date is located in Jepson School of Leadership, Jepson Hall – Building #17, Rooms 118/120.) and Sunday, Oct. 28
Amador – Spain, 2011, directed BY Fernando Leòn de Aranoa

Friday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 4
Post Mortem – Chile, 2012, directed by Pablo Larrain

Friday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 11
Elena – Russia, 2011, directed by Andrei Zvyaginstev
107 min., NR

Cinematheque at Grace Street Theatre (VCU):

Many Tuesday evenings at 7pm. 934 West Grace Street

I already posted the fall 2012 schedule here.

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