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Roll Camera: Virginia on the Silver Screen

Saturday, January 25, 10:30am12:00pm
Children $17 Members $10 (Join today) Seniors $17 Adults $17
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
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Film reelsThe first motion picture was shot in Virginia in 1897, when the Edison Company came to Fort Myer to film the Sixth Cavalry as subjects. Since then, the film industry has been an important part of Virginia’s rich cultural and historic heritage. The commonwealth has served as a stage for award-winning actors, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Daniel Day-Lewis, and as a set in films like Silence of the Lambs and Dirty Dancing. Test your movie knowledge as we mine the VHS collection and discover Virginia’s film history—minus the sticky floors.

Andrew Talkov

Andrew Talkov, Vice President for Programs

Join me on this behind the scenes tour as we explore artifacts in our collection related to Virginia's film history.

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