VFF Year Round

Please join the Virginia Film Festival and the Tom Tom Founders Festival for special film screenings, moderated conversations, and a musical performance on April 12.


Saturday, April 12
1:00 p.m. at Newcomb Hall Theater
5:30 p.m. at Regal Stonefield Stadium 14

The film’s runtime is 89 minutes, and each screening will be followed by a discussion with the director, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

Both screenings are free. Seating for the 1:00 screening at Newcomb Hall Theater will be first-come, first-served. Seating for the 5:30 screening at the Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 can be reserved through the U.Va. Arts Box Office.

Documented tells the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, who in 2011 outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years. The screenings will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Mr. Vargas moderated by the University of Virginia Immigration Law Clinic.

The screenings of Documented are made possible with support from the Shops at Stonefield, Parallel 38, Tom Tom Founders Festival, and the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts.

If We Shout Loud Enough

Saturday, April 12 at The Haven, 112 West Market St.
8:00 p.m. Film Screening
9:40 p.m. Musical Performance by Pure Junk

The film’s runtime is 98 minutes, and will feature an introduction from the director Gabe DeLoach, and will be followed by a concert set from Baltimore punk band Pure Junk.

The screening and performance are both free, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

A favorite at the 2013 Virginia Film Festival, this documentary follows Baltimore punk band Double Dagger through the making of their final album and tour. Started as a concept band singing catchy songs about graphic design, Double Dagger soon found themselves at the forefront of a national DIY movement to craft meaningful music around universal themes inspired by the spirited, rough city they passionately love. Meet stuttering lead singer Nolen, bassist Bruce, drummer Denny, and dozens of the fans, musicians, and artists who have catalyzed Baltimore’s music community. Through personal and often hilarious interviews, Double Dagger shows how and why they create art outside of the mainstream, and we discover how this charming trio has captivated audiences and critics alike.

After the dissolution of Double Dagger, singer Nolen Strals wanted to shift gears and pursue the type of music that got him into DIY music in the first place: the extremely short, fast, and confrontational kind. Pure Junk is the result. The band is made of 1 horror movie director, 2 professional illustrators, and 1 graphic designer from Baltimore who play short bursts of punk rock. People in leather jackets say it reminds them of Agent Orange or Black Flag or The Circle Jerks, but anyone who’s seen the band can tell you they aren’t stuck in the past either. Their upcoming 7-inch surprisingly shows that the mostly-under-2-minutes songs are catchy under all the sturm und drang.

Join us for a very special performance by Pure Junk following the screening of If We Shout Loud Enough at The Haven.

2013 Virginia Film Festival

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