It Happens at the Byrd Tomorrow Night!

Richmond’s historic Byrd Theater presents Frank Capra’s classic film It Happened One Night this Wednesday (5/31) at 7:30 PM. The film tells the story of Ellie Andrews, who has eloped against her wealthy family’s wishes, they think Ellie’s new husband is just after her money. Her father Alexander (Walter Connolly) locks her up on a boat and…

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Kickin’ @$$ & Drinkin’ Beer: A Dazed & Confused Retrospective

Filmmaking wunderkind and Texas native Richard Linklater has always applied an anthropological eye in the way he crafts his films; from his second film, the seminal coming of age flick Slackers to his Oscar winning 12-years-in-the-making masterpiece Boyhood, Linklater entrenches his films in their place on the cultural timeline and uses that context to paint…

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Sullivan’s Travels: Road Tripping at The Byrd

Along with Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and the Village People’s “YMCA,” Jack Kerouac’s 1959 novel On the Road must be one of the most misunderstood works of American literature. The novel’s protagonists, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty (fictionalized versions of Kerouac and his friend Neal Cassady) crisscross the country in a variety of…

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Director/Animator Dash Shaw escorts High School Sinking back to hometown RVA

From Richmond Native and acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button; New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Andrew Lapin of NPR writes, “You are not going to find a…

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MurrayFest Merch

If you’d like to take a piece of MurrayFest home with you, we’re offering some official tshirts for sale ONLINE ONLY. Powered by Bonfire Funds. You may place an order online now, during our MurrayFest campaign run. The campaign will run for 12 days. Three Designs available for a limited time: MurayFest Band-Lineup Tee MurrayFest…

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What about What About Bob?

As we embark on our weekend celebrating the rare comic genius (and dramatic talent) that is Bill Murray, it seems fitting to also address the elephant(s) in the room. Bob Wiley, Herman Blume, Steve Zissou, and Raleigh St. Clair to name a few. Some of Murray’s more notable works are missing from this weekend’s lineup – What about…

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His Girl Friday: A Traditional Love Story…?

On Wednesday May 17, the Byrd Theater will feature a screening of His Girl Friday, which stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It’s considered one of the greatest screwball comedy films. It’s somewhat difficult to describe what makes a film a “screwball comedy” and it’s a genre that’s difficult to define. According to film historian…

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