Join us for a Free Sneak Preview Screening of
Tuesday, August 13
Regal Cinemas at the Shops at Stonefield
Featuring a post-show Q&A with writer and director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lindy Booth.
Tickets for the screening are free and must be reserved online through the U.Va. Arts Box Office. There is a limit of two reservations per person. No physical tickets will be issued for this screening but all who RSVP now online will be added to the list for admission at the door. Anyone who RSVPs now online and is not inside the theater by 7:20 p.m. on 8/13 forfeits their admission to the screening. Doors to the screening will open at 7:00 p.m.
Kick-Ass 2, which opens in theatres on August 16, is the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit, and picks up the story of young vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and junior assassin Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), whom we first met as normal teens Mindy and Dave. Dave’s plans for joining forces with Mindy are dashed when she is caught going out as Hit Girl and forced to retire. He is left with no option but to join Justice Forever, headed up by a born again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Our hero joins them on patrol, and just as they begin to make a difference, they are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – who is reborn as the world’s first super villain – leaving the blade-wielding Hit Girl as the only one who can prevent their annihilation.
Jeff Wadlow wrote and directed the 2005 thriller Cry_Wolf after winning the 2002 Chrysler Million Dollar Film Competition for his short film Living the Lie. He later directed the 2008 action film Never Back Down, which starred Djimon Hounsou and Sean Faris. He is well known to Virginia Film Festival audiences as the founder and director of the Adrenaline Film Project, a highly-acclaimed, and highly-caffeinated 72-hour filmmaking competition held each year during the Festival.
Actress Lindy Booth starred as Dodger Allen in Cry_Wolf and as Nicole in the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. Her film credits also include Wrong Turn and Dark Honeymoon. She is known to television audiences from her role as Riley Grant on the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson, and for playing A.J. Butterfield on the NBC series The Philanthropist.
This screening is made possible with support from Universal Studios, Regal Entertainment Group, Travinia Italian Kitchen, and VFF Advisory Board Member and Charlottesville native Jeff Wadlow.