Explore how the distinctiveness of the South has been depicted on screen next weekend (Friday 2/25 and Saturday 2/26) at the Second Annul VCU Southern Film Festival, titled “Screening Southern Literature” this year. Held at the Grace Street Theater (which is just a hop down the road from our Grace Manor Inn), the event features a lineup of films based on classic works by Southern Writers.
This year’s films include:
Friday, February 25:
4 p.m. Wise Blood (1979)
7 p.m. In This Our Life (1942)
Saturday, February 26:
10 a.m. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
1 p.m. The Color Purple (1985)
4 p.m. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
7 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
There will also be a reading and book-signing by Charles Shields, author of Mockingbird: An Intimate Portrait of Harper Lee on Thursday (2/24) at Fountain Bookstore, and a signing at the VCU Barnes and Noble (1111 W. Broad St.) on Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.