Week of June 20, 2016

Week of June 20, 2016
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Metro Productions has promoted former senior producer/director Richie Ellison to creative director. He’s been with Metro for 11 years.

 

There will be a premiere screening of the Virginia-filmed feature TRI 6/22, 7pm, Criterion Cinema. Richmonder Jai Jamison’s directed this drama about a medical technician who’s inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for her first Triathlon. The evening will include red carpet arrivals (starting 6:15), Q&A with crew/cast and a post-screening reception.

 

The VMFA is presenting a Summer Film Series inspired by their current Kehinde Wiley exhibit. First is the drag classic PARIS IS BURNING, 6/24, 6:30, Leslie Cheek Theater, $8 (VMFA members $5). Future films are Spike Lee’s DA BLOOD OF SWEET JESUS 7/29 and THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT 8/19. NOTE: I’ve seen all 3 of these films and they’re all worth checking out.

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