Topic: Film

’Hoo You Gonna Call

’Hoo You Gonna Call

Alumnus James Maxwell brought real science to Ghostbusters

Alumnus and nuclear physicist James Maxwell was doing research at MIT when Columbia Pictures approached him about props for a new movie.

Winter 2016

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

How Disney casts its spell

You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.

Spring 2016

The Story is the Thing

The Story is the Thing

From MTV to Hollywood, alumnus filmmaker has style all his own

Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.

Spring 2016

The Moviegoers

The Moviegoers

Inside UVA’s OFFScreen Film Society

The OFFScreen film series, run by UVA students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.

Winter 2015

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

An award-winning filmmaker gives a master class on Grounds; an alumnus finds his niche in comedy.

Summer 2015

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence

Winter 2014

The People’s Historian

The People’s Historian

Alumna Libby O’Connell brings the past to life as The History Channel’s chief historian

As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O’Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

Winter 2014

Examining Slavery at the University

Examining Slavery at the University

In October, UVA hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

Winter 2014

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Dramatic short film by UVA alumni gains accolades at world premiere

"Waking Marshall Walker" made its world premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival, where the short film's popularity earned it a third screening.

Summer 2014

Top 5 UVA-Related Videos

Top 5 UVA-Related Videos

1. UVA Harlem Shake with Dean Groves

Last February, Dean of Students Allen Groves was approached by a student dressed as Gumby. The student asked Groves to participate...

January 15, 2014

Stop-Motion Master

Stop-Motion Master

UVA Grad's Short Film Earns an Oscar Nomination

Alumnus Adam Pesapane makes stop-motion magic and earns an Oscar nomination.

Winter 2013

Hollywood Dreams

Hollywood Dreams

After graduation, Jon Macht (Col '82) packed everything he owned in his car and headed for Hollywood.

Winter 2013

Serious Cinema

Serious Cinema

At the Virginia Film Festival, the main star is the art of filmmaking itself

At the Virginia Film Festival, the main star is the art of filmmaking itself.

Fall 2013

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

A Summer Session sampler

From gangster films to cell biology to teaching technology, take a crash course in some of the material taught during Summer Session.

July 16, 2013

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Highlights

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Presidential History

Presidential History

As the Board of Visitors searches for the University’s ninth president, take a look back at the first eight—the challenges they faced and their lasting imprints.

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.