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September 3rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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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January 22nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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The free University of Richmond International Film Series continues on Fridays and Sundays for the spring semester, starting this weekend –

“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.”

    January 24-26: Barbara

    Jan 31-Feb 3: Loose Cannons

    February 7-9: The Patience Stone

    February 14-16: Lucky

    March 21-23: Key of Life

    March 28-30: Ilo Ilo

    April 4-6: The Rocket

    April 11-13: Child’s Pose

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September 9th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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The free University of Richmond International Film Series returns on Fridays and Sundays beginning September 13 –

“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.”

    Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary at a kickoff party at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 13, in Queally Hall in the Robins School of Business. Stay for the Friday matinee at 3 p.m.

Semtember 13-15: Lore
September 27-19: A Hijacking
October 4-6: Where Do We Go Now?
October 18-20: Beyond the Hills
October 25-27: Found Memories
November 1-3: Blancanieves
November 8-10: Korkoro
November 15-17: Shun Li and the Poet

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April 16th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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Take me out to the ball game! Photo credits: by me at UR v Northeastern on 4/13

If you enjoy our national pastime, but can’t afford many Flying Squirrels games, consider a trip to cheer on the University of Richmond Spiders baseball team this spring! Admission to the team’s home games at Pitt Field is free.

Remaining games this season –

      Fri, Apr 19 SAINT JOSEPH’S Pitt Field 3:00 p.m.

 

      Sat, Apr 20 SAINT JOSEPH’S Pitt Field 2:30 p.m.

 

    Sun, Apr 21 SAINT JOSEPH’S Pitt Field 12:00 p.m.

Fri, Apr 26 SAINT LOUIS Pitt Field 3:00 p.m.
Sat, Apr 27 SAINT LOUIS Pitt Field 2:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 28 SAINT LOUIS Pitt Field 12:00 p.m.

Fri, May 03 TEMPLE Pitt Field 3:00 p.m.
Sat, May 04 TEMPLE Pitt Field 2:00 p.m.
Sun, May 05 TEMPLE Pitt Field 1:00 p.m.

There is a concession stand offering snacks in the $2-$4 range.

Parking is available behind the field in the large lot next to the Robins Center, off Boatwright Drive. You can either walk around to get to the bleachers, or many folks bring lawn chairs and tailgate along the hill behind the field.

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As a bonus for little folks with short attention spans, UR’s scenic Westhampton Lake is located at the bottom of the hill right behind the bleachers! (Or older folks. Really a stroll around the lake is a Richmond experience everyone ought to have

*I’m in no way affiliated with University of Richmond, just passing along an activity that our family enjoys!

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September 17th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Have you ever visited the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature on University of Richmond’s campus? It’s a gem of a rock museum 😉 and more, tucked away in the Boatwright Library building. And it’s FREE!

As a homeschooled kid, I visited a few times, but hadn’t been back in years until last month. We braved it with our boys for a quick trip.

The museum is located near the lake, on Richmond Way. (See here for complete directions; you’ll probably need them if you’re not familiar with UR’s campus) There is a small parking lot (three spaces) designated for visitors to the museum just next to it.

As the University’s natural sciences and decorative arts museum, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, with its collections of natural objects, cultural art and artifacts, and decorative and fine arts, holds over 100,000 pieces ranging from Jurassic dinosaur fossils to contemporary glass art by Dale Chihuly. Pre-Columbian vessels, ancient coins, Hindu art, and Oceanic art contrast with rare gems and minerals, prehistoric shells, coral, and fluorescent rocks. The collection of Asian art and artifacts includes more than 300 Chinese ceramics, spanning twenty centuries

Through November 16, 2012, the featured exhibit in the middle of the museum is “Ti Ameny Net: An Ancient Mummy, An Egyptian Woman, and Modern Science,” featuring the mummy (heads up: partially unwrapped!) and her coffin as well as some other Egyptian artifacts.


(Huge amethyst geode)

Your child’s favorite section is almost guaranteed to be this little room…

Boring rocks? Press a button…

Fluorescent rocks! (and fluorescent clothes, etc. I don’t think fluorescent ever gets old)

There is also a small nook with books, craft projects, etc, related to Egyptian topics currently.

By the front desk, the museum staff person rolled out a touch cart of rocks to examine.

My son’s highlight of the trip? He was offered the chance to pick his very own rock from a bucket. This is Tiger’s Eye.

As far as what age would be appropriate, I would say it’s ideal for elementary school kids and older, just because most items are behind glass, and some others like the giant geodes say “don’t touch.” It helps if you can read the labels. If kids have recently learned about shells, fossils, rocks, or Egypt, a visit to the Lora Robins Gallery would offer a chance to explore more on the topics. As pictured above, though, my four-year-old found a lot to interest as well. Our one-year-old, on the other hand, was not impressed, and spent the time dragging me up and down the aisles!

Hours:
Sunday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays
Closed during most college holidays

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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.

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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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