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Todd Free (above) and former C’ville resident Scott Mactavish were in contention for an Oscar
nomination for their documentary Murph: The Protector.

Charlottesville cinematographer Todd Free’s near miss with the Oscars

Charlottesville was closer to being represented at last Sunday’s Academy Awards than a lot of people realize. While Darlene Love of 20 Feet From Stardom sang during the acceptance speech for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, local cinematographer Todd Free watched from his couch on Belmont Avenue and thought, “I could have been there.” Free […]

Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges star in this Coen brothers' adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel.

ARTS Pick: True Grit

Jeff Bridges reunited with the Coen brothers in the 2010 Oscar-nominated Western drama, True Grit, based on Charles Portis’ novel of the same name. Seeking revenge for her father’s murder, cantankerous farm girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires the surly U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Bridges). Texas Ranger LaBeouf (Matt Damon) joins the unlikely duo in […]