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The Film Issue

Events everywhere are canceled, but you can still watch movies at home.



A look at some of the interesting projects underway by local filmmakers, in addition to some previews of events at the now canceled James River Film Festival, some of which will be rescheduled. Remember, you can always watch these movies at home.

Making Movies
Former Richmond producer’s credits include “Wendy” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Gospel Gold
Local filmmaker scores a trove of rare footage of the Soul Stirrers shot by artist Bruce Conner.

Fellini’s Dreams
On the 100th birthday of the great Italian filmmaker, an oversized “Book of Dreams.”

Activist Filmmaker
Spike Lee’s screenwriter talks about his mockumentary “Confederate States of America.”

Mann’s World
A documentarian knows his subcultures and has found a lovely tribute to integrity with “Carmine Street Guitars.”

My Rhythm Box
“Liquid Sky” director Slava Tsukerman on how he made one of the strangest feminist films of the 1980s.

Finding Sprague
A local filmmaker is telling the story of the inventor behind the first successful electric streetcar system, right here in Richmond.