virginia film festival

The Booksellers is available to rent through the Violet Crown’s virtual cinema. Publicity photo

Pick: Beyond the Screen

Booked Up: Next in the The Virginia Film Festival’s Beyond the Screen series is a virtual discussion of The Booksellers, a documentary that captures the traditions, eccentricities, and future plans of New York City’s rare booksellers. The film is dense with detail, showcasing the players who run this interesting world. Joining the conversation are the […]

Big Fur follows world champion taxidermist Ken Walker as he searches for, then makes his own, Bigfoot.  A discussion with Ken Walker and director Dan Wayne follows the movie playing Thursday at Virginia Film Festival. Publicity image.

Bigfoot sighting

“The Elvis Presley of taxidermy.” That’s what fans call Ken Walker, the star of the documentary Big Fur. Part conspiracy theory, part environmental commentary, and part obsession, this “love story” follows Walker’s personal and artistic journey as he sets out on a fact-finding mission in order to build, true to form and scale, a replica […]