Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Global Film Festival brings the magic of movies to Williamsburg

A large audience at the Kimball Theatre (Hannah S. Ostroff/WYDaily)

The screen at the Kimball Theatre will soon be a window to the world.

William & Mary is scheduled to hold the 11th annual Global Film Festival from Feb. 15-18, according to a release from the college.

During the festival, locals and students can view a diverse selection of films and experience works from international award-winning directors.

Films from Italy, Mexico, Israel, Turkey, Russia and more will be shown. Most of the showings will feature special guests from the films who could be directors, actors or producers. Milan Chakraborty, a William & Mary alumnus, is set to speak on one of the films he produced.

There will also be live performances during or after certain screenings. The performances are from William & Mary organizations and groups, including the Confucius Institute.

The Russian Music Ensemble from William & Mary will play for half an hour preceding the film “Cook Up A Storm,” a Chinese film about rival chefs.

The silent film “Nosferatu” will be accompanied by the band Hesperus, from Washington D.C.

A full schedule of the films can be found online.

As part of the festival, nearly 20 William & Mary alumni in the arts will facilitate workshops and speak about their work. In the workshops, attendees have the opportunity to learn more about different aspects of film, from screenwriting to production.

The workshops are free for both students and the general public.

On Feb. 17, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will also host a reception featuring hor d’oeuvres. Tickets to this events are $35 and will benefit the Global Film Festival.

Tickets to various screenings vary from free admission, to $5 or $10. The prices for individual showings can be found on the festival’s website.

For more information, visit the William & Mary Global Film Festival online.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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