View the full film festival schedule here. The most kid-friendly screenings are The Lorax and Disneynature’s Bears starting at 10 a.m. Saturday Feb 7 at the Byrd. Venues include Richmond and Henrico libraries, University of Richmond, Grace Street Theatre, the Science Museum, the Visual Arts Center, and the Byrd Theatre.
Each Friday night in October (except Halloween), Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market in Short Pump will show free family movies in its outdoor “haybale theatre”. Movies begin at 7pm.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online visitor vehicle registration form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Baptist Church (2709 Monument Avenue):
“Remember the old drive-in movie theatres? How about watching classic movies in the open air? Join us for Classics in the Courtyard every Thursday night in August, beginning at 8:30.
Free admission. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments will be available. The courtyard at FBC is on Monument Avenue, just a half block from the Boulevard with free parking! Park on the street or in one of the FBC lots.”
This showed up as a “Daily Gem” for me, making it only $5 until 3 p.m. today, July 28.
Use promo code FRIENDS to get a free DVD rental from Redbox, valid 7/16 or 7/17.
Henrico County’s “Under the Stars Family Film Series” brings free outdoor movies to three parks around the county this month:
Dumbo: Sat, Jul 12, 8:30pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum (904 McCoul St, Henrico, VA 23231)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Fri, Jul 18, 8:30pm, Deep Run Park (9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Three Chopt, VA 23233)
Despicable Me 2: Fri, Jul 25, 8:30pm, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223)”
The City of Richmond Parks and Recreation will show free “Movies in the Park 2014” outdoors on Friday nights during the summer. Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs and enjoy the movie! Activities at 8PM and movies begin at 8:30 (or when it gets dark). Refreshments will be available for sale.
This Saturday evening, and every fourth Saturday at 7pm through October, bring your lawn chair to Quirk Gallery (311 W Broad St) to catch a FREE movie (Love the lineup!) –
Produced in partnership with 1708 Gallery, Steady Sounds, Black Iris, Verdalina, Backstage and Lift Coffee – this event bring you live entertainment, beverages, snacks, and prizes for the costume contest (YES, costume contest!)
— Movie line up —
April 26: Grey Gardens
May 24: Clueless
June 28: Breakfast at Tiffany’s & Seven Year Itch
July 26: (500)Days of Summer
August 23: Mean Girls
September 27: Grease
October 25: Clue
Doors are at 7 pm and the movie will start at sundown. Attendees of the event are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/ or blankets. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by 1708 Gallery and Lift Coffee. Music and entertainment prior to the film will be courtesy of Black Iris and Steady Sounds. A movie-themed costume contest held each month will have prizes donated by Verdalina and Backstage will provide the projection equipment. This event will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Quirk Gallery at 311 West Broad Street. In the case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown indoors at Quirk.
Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2014
1301 North Boulevard at
West Leigh St.