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W.Va. International Film Festival opens Thursday

West Virginia International Film Festival

The West Virginia International Film Festival opens tomorrow night in Charleston for a week’s worth of movies from around the world.

  The vice president of the festival can’t wait to show local audiences a French film called “Holy Motors.”  It’s a fantasy drama about a man and his limousine. Emmett Pepper is also a fan of another movie to be featured at the festival.

“One of the few, I think the only Palestinian film that’s been nominated for an Academy Award called “Five Broken Cameras.” It tells the story of how these five broken cameras that this amateur filmmaker had got broken and it was because in his village it was very close to some Israeli settlements and insight into an area that we hear about on the news all the time here on this station and others but you don’t see it first hand and it’s hard to know what it’s like.  It’s a really powerful film.”

The West Virginia International Film Festival opens tomorrow night with a free screening of “Dirty Wars,” which traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, a secret and elite U.S. fighting force.  All films are being show at the Capitol Theater on Summers Street in Charleston.


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