Virginia Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Festival is holding its 25th anniversary celebration this week.
    
The festival begins Thursday night with a gala at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville and continues through Sunday. It's presented by the University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
    
More than 100 films will be screened during the festival, including “A Late Quartet”, “The Man With the Iron Fists” and “The Stand Up Guys”.
    
Among the scheduled speakers are actor Keith Carradine, who starred with Harvey Keitel in Ridley Scott's first feature film, “The Duelists.”
    
Other speakers include newsman and documentary film producer Nick Clooney, actor-director-producer Matthew Lillard, and Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band.

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