New indie film series kicks off

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The Indie Film Minute website and the youth filmmaking nonprofit Light House Studio have partnered to bring a new film series to Charlottesville.

Indies@Vinegar Hill kicks off Thursday with the film "Unknown Father." The series will screen films on the last Thursday of each month and a Q&A session with the filmmakers will take place after each film.

Indie Film Minute was founded by film producer Barry Sisson four years ago to help promote undiscovered films through a website and radio programming. He says the new film series is a natural fit.

"There are thousands of indie films that never come to Charlottesville. There are thousands of indie films that never find their way to a theater," he said. "It's really what Indie Film Minute does. We search for good films, special films that haven't found their audience, and then we look for ways to bring them to film lovers."

Light House Studio's Director of Giving Brooks Wellmon says the nonprofit's leadership is excited about bringing films back to the former Vinegar Hill Theater, which is now the nonprofit's home. She says the series is also a chance for young filmmakers to learn from the filmmakers.

"We feel like there's nothing better for our future filmmakers than getting access to the people they want to be in five, 10, 15 years," she said.

The shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, which includes popcorn.

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