From Inbox to you: this year’s Virginia Film Festival, though not quite as celebrity-studded as last year’s, still offers a chance to get up close with actors and producers (click to see programming schedule,) among them Charlottesville native Billy Campbell, star of the AMC series “The Killing” and the 1991 film “The Rocketeer.” Details below.
VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL TO WELCOME CHARLOTTESVILLE NATIVE BILLY CAMPBELL
Campbell To Appear Along with Director Matthew Lillard To Discuss New Film Fat Kid Rules the World on Sunday, November 4 at 7:00 P.M. at Newcomb Hall Theater
Virginia Film Festival Set for November 1-4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Virginia Film Festival announced today that noted actor and Charlottesville native Billy Campbell will join director Matthew Lillard to discuss Lillard’s debut film Fat Kid Rules the World. The film, in which Campbell co-stars, will be shown on Sunday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Newcomb Hall Theater.
The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Billy Campbell, a graduate of Western Albemarle High School, recently won raves for his portrayal of politician Darren Richmond in the critically-acclaimed AMC series The Killing. He won a Golden Globe nomination for his lead role in the popular ABC series Once and Again and played Dr. John Fielding in the acclaimed Tales of the City series. Campbell will star as Abraham Lincoln in the National Geographic Channel television movie adaptation of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book Killing Lincoln, set to air in early 2013. His film credits are highlighted by his lead role in the science fiction fantasy The Rocketeer and his role as a vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Billy Campbell back home to Charlottesville,” said Virginia Film Festival Director Jody Kielbasa, “and having him join director Matthew Lillard to discuss this great new film, in which Billy gives a terrific performance as a strict, but loving father concerned about his son’s new friendship and interests.”
For a full schedule and complete information regarding the Virginia Film Festival, visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org or look for the official 2012 VFF Program, available in this week’s C-Ville.
Tickets are currently on sale on that site, in-person at the U.Va. Arts Box Office (at Culbreth Theatre) and at the Festival Headquarters Box Office at the Main Street Arena on the Downtown Mall, and via phone at 434-924-3376. Press images are also available at www.flickr.com/photos/virgniafilmfestival/.
Premiere sponsors for the 2012 Virginia Film Festival are The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the AV Company, The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation (Richard M. Adler and Joseph Erdman, Trustees), Flow Automotive Companies, Regal Entertainment Group, and the Virginia Film Office.