Light House Studio — a nonprofit organization bringing hands-on training and support to the filmmakers of tomorrow — and Indie Film Minute — a local Charlottesville web publisher and syndicated radio producer on a mission to spread the love of independent cinema—are proud to present Israeli Academy of Film Award Nominee Is That You? as their final film screening for 2016 in their Indies@Vinegar Hill curated film series. The screening will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Director Dani Menkin.
This Indies@Vinegar Hill event will be presented at Vinegar Hill Theater, at 7:00 Thursday December 1. (Doors open at 6:30). *Note the change from our standard final Thursday of the month schedule. Tickets are available at the door and in advance through www.indiefilmminute.com. $9.00 admission includes a free bag of the famous Vinegar Hill Popcorn, back by popular demand!
Is That You? is a warm and touching road film following Ronnie, who recently experienced a life changing event, as he searches for his long lost love through rural America. The film examines the role of regret in the fulfillment of a full life.
This is the third film in the inaugural season for the Indies@Vinegar Hill film series. Bringing under-the-radar independently produced films to the screen (followed by a discussion with each film’s director), Indies@Vinegar Hill has been warmly embraced by a growing audience. Audience surveys of previous events have yielded an exciting 9 out of a possible 10 score for overall satisfaction. “It seems our audiences share our love of these special films,” says Brooks Wellmon of Light House Studio.
“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 is 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, our audiences leave with a much deeper appreciation of the film itself. Our mission at the Indie Film Minute is to spread and support the 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 respective missions.”
Films in the series 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.