Friday, February 6, 2015

Lohmann: 'Finding Vivian Maier' at the Byrd

One of many selfies shot by the mysterious 
street photographer Vivian Maier.
Writing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch Bill Lohmann provides an overview of the Feb. 15 fundraiser screening of Academy Award-nominee "Finding Vivian Maier" at The Byrd.
“Finding Vivian Maier” is about a woman who worked as a nanny and made thousands of photographs, mostly of strangers, and then kept them hidden from the world until the negatives were acquired at an auction.
Click here to read Lohmann's piece that ran in Thursday's (Feb. 5) Weekender section.

Monday, February 2, 2015

A ‘Gem’ of an Idea

The February issue of Richmond Magazine -- its annual Sourcebook -- has an article (on Page 74) about the Bijou Film Center, which mentions the upcoming event on Feb. 15, featuring a screening of "Finding Vivian Maier" at the Byrd Theatre.
While collaborating on the 40th anniversary of the opening of Richmond’s Biograph Theatre for the James River Film Society in 2012, James Parrish and Terry Rea discussed the idea of bringing a “little cinema” to Richmond. “Little cinema” was an idea that formed in the 1920s, when Hollywood had made everything big — big screens, big theaters, longer films.

Click here to read the article by Stephanie Manley.

Click here for more on the Feb. 15 event, which includes an after-party. 

-- Photo by Sarah Walor

The first Bijou T-shirt

This is a mockup of the T-shirt that will be available (in limited supply) at the Bijou's upcoming screening of "Finding Vivian Maier" at the Byrd Theatre on Feb. 15. White ink on black cotton.

Here are the details for the event:

What: Richmond premiere screening of Academy Award nominee "Finding Vivian Maier" (2014); proceeds to benefit the Bijou Film Center and the Byrd Theatre Foundation.

When: Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Byrd Theatre in Carytown.


$7.00 at the box office; Advance tickets for $5.00 available at Bygones Vintage Clothing, Candela Books + Gallery and Ipanema Café through Feb. 14.
Advance tickets available online here. 

After-Party: Chez Roué will perform live on stage at the New York Deli at 9 p.m.; no cover charge.

More information:

The full press release with all the details is here.

The Bijou Film Center's Facebook group page is here.

The "Finding Vivian Maier" trailer is here