Lots of new films are on the bill for the 25th Virginia Film Festival among the 100-plus scheduled, but there's still more to come. Four other headliners for this year's November 1-4 flickathon had not been firmed up as of the October 2 press conference, said festival director Jody Kielbasa.

Not one, but two anticipated films kick off the festival. "Sopranos" creator David Chase's first feature film, "Not Fade Away," starring James Gandolfini comes courtesy of its producer, Mark Johnson, a longtime film fest board member.

The double opener continues with a "Quentin Tarantino Presents" film, "The Man with the Iron Fists," directed by hip-hopper RZA and starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.

Carl Bernstein will join his colleague in exposing presidential corruption, Bob Woodward, at a screening of "All the President's Men."

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