Archive for February, 2011

Scout @ VCU

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by kozmicdogz

The Second Annual Southern Film Festival is happening now!

From the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences blog:

The Southern Film Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, at the Grace Street Theater at 934 W. Grace Street.

To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown at the conclusion of the festival, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the novel.

Charles Shields, author of the New York Times best-seller Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee will explain how Lee converted the novel into a screenplay. He will also be reading from his book on Thursday evening before the festival at the Fountain Book Store and signing his book at the Thursday reading and on Saturday at Barnes & Noble @ VCU.

Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout, will discuss her experiences on the set of the film.

The Film & Event Schedule:

Thursday, February 24
6pm: Book Reading and Signing with Charles Shields
Fountain Book Store, 1312 East Cary Street, Historic Shockoe Slip

Friday, February 25
4 pm: Wise Blood (1979)
7 pm: In This Our Life (1942)

Saturday, February 26
10 am: The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
1 pm: The Color Purple (1985)
4 pm: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
4:30-5:30 pm: Book Signing by Charles Shields

VCU Barnes and Noble, 1111 West Broad Street
7 pm: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Festival Website

Coming Soon…

Posted in Film with tags on February 20, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Rattlemouth – Plan 9 – Feb 19, 2011

Posted in Music with tags on February 19, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Rattlemouth @ Plan 9

Posted in Music with tags , , , on February 18, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Rattlemouth will be playing at Plan 9 Saturday, February 19th at 2:30pm.

Be there to hear this great Richmond creation and buy their new CD!

Support your local bands and your local businesses

Word of the Day: Psychograph

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags on February 18, 2011 by kozmicdogz

The word of the day is the noun PSYCHOGRAPH.

Here is the definition from Wiktionary:

psychograph (plural psychographs)

1. (in Spiritualism) A photographic image having a supposed supernatural or spiritual origin
2. psychobiography
3. recorded moments of sensuous touch by genius loci [spirit of the space].

March Films @ VMFA

Posted in Art, Film with tags on February 16, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Hot off the press, here is the lineup for March!

Fridays | 6:30–9 pm

VMFA Leslie Cheek Theater

Tickets: $7 (VMFA members $5) except March 11

March 4   An Evening with Tim Reid, Richard Roundtree (SHAFT, Desperate Housewives), and Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored (1996)  PG  115 min  Get tickets early!

March 11  30th Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival 120 min Named for Thomas Edison’s first motion picture studio, this is a showcase of new and cutting edge videos by independent artists. $5 for everyone this event only.

March 18   Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008)  62 min   In this film, Martin Scorsese, Julian Schnabel & others discuss cinema and art at the turn of the 20th Century.  Plus a Picasso tribute performed live by local, award-winning poetry troupe, Slam Nahuatal.

March 25   The Rape of Europa (2006) 117 min  The epic story of the amazing efforts of the Allies to recover the artworks stolen by the Nazis in WWII.  With special guest, Karen Daly, VMFA Registrar and Coordinator of Provenance Research. for more details

Get tickets online, or by phone at 804.340.1405, or on-site at

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / 200 N. Boulevard / Richmond, VA 23220-4007

For questions: Trent Nicholas: 804/ 204-2681 or

And don’t forget the Picasso show starts at the Virginia Museum this Saturday!

Lois Lane on Little Hokum Rag

Posted in Art with tags , on February 16, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Amy Crehore informs us on her wonderful blog, Little Hokum Rag, that Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel’s wife and model for the first Lois Lane, Joanne Siegel, passed away at 93.

The New York Times article Crehore links to has some nice images of Superman and his favorite girl.

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