Max Posner of JROC filled me in on what that is and why you should go. It sounds very cool, and the weather should be perfect.
We have a variety of local filmmakers showing films: Hunter Davis, Melissa Lesh, Briget Ganske, Elli Morris, Michelle Marquez, and Brandon Montijo. We will be playing a few films from each filmmaker. Melissa, and Elli will have new films playing that have not been seen before.
The films will center around the James River and will display different ways we connect with the river, from recreation to science. We decided on the films by taking an inventory of local filmmakers who have crafted pieces that allow the James River to take center stage, and solicited those films from them.
Judging by the response to the Facebook event, we are hoping to see an attendance of a couple hundred, to a few hundred people.
In addition to the films, there will be an interactive village made up of local nonprofit organizations beforehand (6 p.m. to sundown), as well as food from Goatocado, and King of Pops. Photography by Wil Daniels centering on the James River also will be displayed.
I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?