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Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” Film Premiere

The West Virginia premiere of Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” 2021 feature film will be FREE to the Charleston

FILM: John Brown’s Holy War

John Brown was seen as a farmer, warrior, family man, avenger, and inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. From witnessing brutality against a slave boy as a child to his execution after raiding the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, this film takes a closer look at this complex man.

Charleston Ballet Documentary Premiere Gala

Join Secretary Gayle C. Manchin, Emmy Award-winner Deborah Novak and the Charleston Ballet at the premiere screening of “Andre Van Damme and the Story of the Charleston Ballet”. This film follows the journey of Charleston Ballet founder Andre Van Damme, from his roots in the Brussels Royal Opera, his journey to America and the manifestation of his vision for a professional ballet company in 1956. Three-time Emmy Award-winning director Deb Novak weaves a tale of dedication, passion and an enduring commitment to enriching the cultural life of our region. The opening reception beings at 6:30 pm, followed by a 7:30 pm screening. The film is approximately 1 hour long. Black-Tie optional. Tickets: Student $25 | Individual $60 | Couple $100 Call 304-342-6541 or online bit.ly/2wbkQl4

Film – “The Real George Washington”

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday (February 22, 1732) with this National Geographic film that reveals the man behind the myth. Join an excavation team at Washington’s childhood home, and see how a team of forensic scientists and artists recreate a realistic image of Washington’s face. (50 min).

Film – “Prince Among Slaves”

“Prince Among Slaves” is the remarkable true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the American South who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom. A PBS production. (60 min).

Vietnam: West Virginians Remember

On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will show a documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat veterans. Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war – with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain.

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day Saturday, October 21, 1:00 and 3:00 pm View “Vampire Legend”, part of the PBS “Secrets of the Dead” series and find out how Medieval burials in England offer insight into the creation of the vampire myth. (60 min)

Film – “America Before Columbus”

When Christopher Columbus stepped ashore in the New World, he actually encountered a very old world whose inhabitants had created a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. This National Geographic production sheds light on the world of ancient American history.

Look to the Sky Movie Premiere Event

This is a special viewing of the upcoming Netflix documentary, Look to the Sky. This heartwarming film features uplifting stories of young people who have demonstrated the iconic spirit of Superman by becoming real-life superheroes when facing life-threatening situations, homelessness, physical challenges and loss. This documentary, created by Brett Culp, explores the power of hope and the importance of positive ideals while encouraging viewers to find the superhero within themselves. Grab your cape and come celebrate the anniversary of helping families stay together and close to the care they need! 6 p.m. – Reception and 27th Anniversary Celebration 7 p.m. – Look to the Sky Movie Premiere (Approximately 1 hour) View the official trailer here: https://vimeo.com/138808132 For more information, please contact Sierra Lilac at 304-322-2072 or [email protected]

WV FILMmakers Festival

The first West Virginia FILMmakers Festival was held in the spring of 2001 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in historic Sutton, West Virginia. Co-founded by Kevin Carpenter and Steve Fesenmaier to showcase West Virginia’s best filmmakers. Films are now shown primarily at the Elk Theatre, a Historic 1930s one-screen theater on Main Street in downtown Sutton. Filmmaking seminars, other festival activities, and after-parties with live music are held at the Landmark Studio for the Arts. Hosted every October, the festival has become the singular celebration of West Virginia Filmmakers. The festival is characterized by enlightening films, networking opportunities, live music, and great parties. The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival is a wonderful venue for meeting filmmakers, actors, and industry contacts, while experiencing the latest produced films reflecting trends, techniques, and technology. This three-day festival takes place every year on the first weekend of October with screening taking place in Historic Downtown Sutton, WV at the Elk Theatre. All access passes can be purchased before the festival at the official website listed below for $25. Passes at the door are $30 or $10 per screening. See event website for all details.

Fossil Day

Fossil Day Saturday, September 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Bring your fossils for expert identification by Dr. Ronald Mc Dowell, Senior Research Geologist and Head of the Geoscience Section of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES). Family-oriented activities include finding a fossil, craft activities, and a film. Also, visit our display at the Elizabethtown Festival at the old West Virginia Penitentiary and stop at the Fall Festival on Jefferson Avenue.

“Sing”

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. Rated PG, 2016 For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Big Lebowski”

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 1998, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”

A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1939, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Caddyshack”

A cash-strapped teen spends a summer working at a ritzy country club in the hopes of earning a caddy scholarship. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails, then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Little Mermaid”

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface 1989, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Ice Age Death Trap: Uncovering Mammoths, Mastodons, and Other Vanished Beasts”

A large number of 100,000 - year old fossils discovered during construction at a Colorado ski resort provide scientists with clues to some of North America’s most interesting prehistoric creatures. Stop at the Discovery Table and make a hand-held fan featuring a picture of one of these Ice Age creatures.

“The Blues Brothers”

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Mary Poppins”

Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900s. 1964, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Singin’ in the Rain”

A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. 1952, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

Pirate Day – “Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship”

We will be showing a film about the pirate know as Blackbeard, "Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship” (60 min). The most infamous pirate of his day, Blackbeard inspired fear in all who crossed his path. 300 years later, his flag ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is being excavated by a group of marine archaeologists. His story is revealed by careful preservation and analysis of the ship’s remains, including cannons, guns, anchors, and even gold. Did you know that the Upper Ohio River Valley was plagued by pirates as well? See the front of this flyer for “Pirate Day” activities held today.

West Virginia Day

Celebrate West Virginia’s founding in 1863 with special family-oriented crafts, museum hunt, and an all-day showing of “West Virginia: A Film History”, a 6 ½ - hour documentary series produced by the West Virginia History Film Project and the West Virginia Humanities Council. Stop in for an episode or two!

Purple Rain: A Legend’s Birthday Celebration

Party like it's 1999 in honor of Prince's birthday! General admission tickets for adults and children: $10 Celebrate the legendary Prince in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater by watching the iconic and Academy Award winning film, Purple Rain. The fun begins at 6:30 in the Juliet Art Museum with a special musical tribute to Prince by DJ Anthony Lewis! A full cash bar will be available with a featured “purple rain cocktail” in honor of the celebration!

“The Mine Wars”

In the beginning of the 20th Century, coal fueled industrial progress. Coal mining was an industry in which nearly 750,000 men across the U.S. spent 10 to 12 hours a day blasting, shoveling, and loading the fuel that made the nation’s industrial progress possible. This film brings to life the decades-long struggle for the miner’s right to organize and join a union, and shows how the coalfields of southern West Virginia became a war zone.

Wheeling Film Society presents “Bonnie and Clyde” at Towngate Theatre

Wheeling Film Society presents Bonnie and Clyde Free Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017. (Conversation about the film takes place at noon March 14 at the Ohio County Public Library.) Bonnie and Clyde is Arthur Penn’s masterpiece about Depression-era criminals who became folk heroes. They were Robin Hoods to the impoverished multitudes of the 1930's and revolutionaries to the politicized students of the 1960's. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are unforgettable as the leaders of a misfit gang of bank robbers. Does Bonnie and Clyde romanticize its anti-heroes, or do they get what they deserve? You decide.

“Lewis and Clark: The Eastern Legacy” Film

“Lewis and Clark: The Eastern Legacy” Film Showing at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will kick off its 2017 Lecture and Film Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, with a showing of the film “Lewis and Clark: Eastern Legacy.” The film follows Lewis and Clark on their epic journey and features West Virginia locations such as Harpers Ferry, where Lewis picked up equipment; Wellsburg, where Patrick Gass, the oldest surviving expedition member, is buried; Wheeling, where a red pirogue and additional supplies were added; and Grave Creek Mound. Lewis visited these locations on his way to meet Clark at the Falls of the Ohio, from where the expedition headed west. Lewis’ description of Grave Creek Mound will be read after the film. The 20-minute documentary was produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. The program is held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the West Virginia Archeological Society.

We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower

See the “First Thanksgiving” through Native American eyes in this episode of American Experience produced by PBS.

Fall International Film Festival

Films shown in the Keith Albee Theater. For individual film bios and more information, visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326. Oct. 27: 5:30 p.m.--The Lady In The Van 7:30 p.m.--A War Oct. 28: 5:30 p.m.--The Last Diamond 7:30 p.m.--Viva Oct. 29: 12:30 p.m.--A War 2:45 p.m.--Prescription Thugs 5:30 p.m.--The Last Diamond 7:30 p.m.--Mustang Oct. 30: 12:30 p.m.--The Lady In The Van 2:30 p.m.--Viva 5:30 p.m.--Mustang 7:30 p.m.--Prescription Thugs

Film Screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens”

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present a film screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 in the Halliehurst Library. The event is free and open to the public. Producers Jason Harman and Peggy Proudfoot Harman will introduce the film and a question-and-answer session will follow. In her research, Peggy Harman discovered that “George Rashid of Pickens was diagnosed with leprosy, but probably didn’t actually have leprosy at all. His medical case is thought to have started the public health system in West Virginia.” The film follows Rashid’s life, including his journey across the United States and through Randolph County, and includes interviews with several Randolph County historians and residents. The screening is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

Film premiere of “The Crooked Tune, an Old-Time Fiddler in a Modern World”

Film premiere of “The Crooked Tune, an Old-Time Fiddler in a Modern World” will take place at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The work features the life story and music of West Virginia old-time musician Dave Bing. There is no admission fee. The screening is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

International Archaeology Day

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with the PBS film, “Secrets of the Dead: Headless Romans” (60 min). This documentary seeks to identify over 45 Roman era skeletons that were discovered in York, England. Placement of the skulls, along with cut marks on the bones, tell a tale of a violent end. New research will be discussed after the film.

Wheeling Film Society: Hamlet

The Wheeling Film Society presents Hamlet. Free screening, 3:00 pm at Towngate Theatre. Intermission and optional buffet dinner from 5:00-6:30 pm ($12.50 charge for dinner. Limited seats, reservations requested.) Discussion of the movie takes place at noon April 26 at the Ohio County Public Library.

Appalachian Queer Film Festival