Indie Film Minute—a local Charlottesville web publisher and syndicated radio producer on a mission to spread the love of independent cinema—and Light House Studio—a nonprofit organization bringing hands-on training and support to the filmmakers of tomorrow—are proud to present a new curated bill of special film screenings. The series will begin on September 29, 2016, at 7:00 PM and will continue with a fresh film discovery presented on the final Thursday of each month (special scheduling may apply during the holidays).

The series will be known as Indies@Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill has a long history of showing thoughtful, independently-produced feature films to a very appreciative Charlottesville audience,” says Deanna Gould, Executive Director of Light House. “Today the renovated theatre, refitted with a digital cinema projector and state-of-the-art sound system, serves as a community studio for teaching film skills to our area’s youth. Reopening this much-loved part of Charlottesville history to a public who craves these independently spirited films fits perfectly with our mission of sharing all aspects of the art of filmmaking with our community.”

“Each film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with audience participation,” says Barry Sisson, Chief Film Fan at the Indie Film Minute. “I have always loved this aspect of special event screenings. Through interacting with the filmmaker, you leave with a much deeper appreciation of the film itself. Our mission at the Indie Film Minute is to spread and support a love for independent film, and we are so happy to be participating with the great folks at Light House in service of the many overlapping elements of our related missions.”

Films presented will vary from narrative, to documentary, to foreign. All will be from independent sources, and their associated filmmaker will be present, most often digitally, to interact with the audience after the screening. The first film to be featured as part of Indies@Vinegar Hill will be the documentary Father Unknown, by David Quint. The film is an intensely personal account of David’s father, who grew up in an orphanage, on a journey to fill the emptiness that characterizes his life and find connection through a search for his heritage.

Indies@Vinegar Hill will be presented at 7:00 PM the last Thursday of each month. Tickets will be available at the door and a free promotional bag of the famous Vinegar Hill popcorn will accompany each ticket. After all, a movie must be accompanied by popcorn!