CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fall edition of the West Virginia International Film Festival comes to town a little earlier this year, taking over the Capitol Center Theater on Summers St. for 10 days of films beginning Thursday. It's the 30th anniversary of the event, which showcases international offerings as well as documentaries and independent films from the U.S.
Tickets are $8 per film or $5 for students with ID. A six-pack of tickets is $30. Call 304-342-6522 or visit www.wviff.org.
Below is a look at the films slated to be shown. Unless noted, they're from the U.S. and in English.
8 p.m.: "Dirty Wars": Free. Sponsored by WV Citizens Action Group and WV Patriots for Peace. Unrated. Documentary about America's covert wars and the role of the Joint Special Operations Command.
5:30 p.m.: "The Intouchables": France. Subtitled. A comedic drama about a quadriplegic aristocrat and the young man from the projects he hires to be his caretaker. Based on a true story. Rated R (language and some drug use).
8 p.m.: "Much Ado About Nothing": Joss Whedon's modern retelling of the Shakespeare comedy, filmed in black and white. Cast includes Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg. Rated PG-13 (some sexuality and brief drug use).
10 p.m.: "Holy Motors": France/Germany. Subtitled. Surreal fantasy about a mysterious man named Oscar who inhabits 11 characters over the course of a day while being shuttled around town in a white limousine. Unrated.
5 p.m.: "Hollow": Free. Documentary examining the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County. Director Elaine McMillion will speak. Unrated.
7 p.m.: "No": Chile. Subtitled. Oscar-nominated historical drama about an ad executive and the campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. Rated R (language). Based on a true story.
9:15: "Blancanieves": Spain/France/Belgium. Subtitled. A black-and-white, silent fantasy film that re-imagines Snow White as a female bullfighter in 1920s Seville. Rated PG-13 (some violent content and sexuality).
3 p.m.: "5 Broken Cameras": Palestine/Israel/France/Netherlands. Subtitled. Oscar-nominated documentary of a Palestinian farmer's nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. Unrated.
5 p.m.: "Blancanieves"
7 p.m.: "Much Ado About Nothing"
5:30 p.m.: "5 Broken Cameras"