Virginia and Elaine Madsen coming to Rochester Film Festival in October!

Elaine Madsen, an Emmy-winning poet, producer and playwright, and her daughter, the actor Virginia Madsen, will be at opening night of the High Falls Film Festival to discuss their new film, I Know a Woman Like That. The 12th annual festival, honoring women in filmmaking, runs Oct. 23 through Oct. 26, with showings at The Little Theatre and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. Tickets for the event go on sale at 3 p.m. Friday at highfallsfilmfestival.com.

Directed by Elaine Madsen and produced by Virginia Madsen, who’s best known for her role in the film Sideways, I Know a Woman Like That is a documentary on women who continue to do important work into their 80s and 90s. It shows at 6:15 Oct. 23 at The Little Theater 1. Both Madsens, as is the case with other filmmakers throughout the four-day festival, will be part of a Q&A session following the showing of their film.

New to this year’s festival is a program of children’s shorts. An all-access pass is $125 plus a service charge, which allows access to all films, the opening and closing-night parties and the VIP Festival Lounge. A film-only pass is $85, plus service charges. Individual film showings are $12 plus service charge, except Opening and Closing Night films, which are $20 plus a service charge (there is a $2 discount for students and seniors 65 and over, with an ID required at the door). The Opening and Closing Night Parties are $25 plus the service charge.

Tickets are also available at the door if the event is not sold out. Please check the festival web site for the schedule.

3 Comments on “Virginia and Elaine Madsen coming to Rochester Film Festival in October!”

  1. So glad you will be here in Rochester but the Film Festival web site is not clear on if you are attending the vip party. The film and Q&A are great, but the party would be the best event since my 50th birthday party in February. And on that note, “Happy Birthday” one week late! Love & Thanks

  2. So glad Virginia Madsen will be here in Rochester but the Film Festival web site is not clear on if Virginia is attending the vip party or the opening party . The film and Q&A are great, but the party would only be a go to if the star of the night was there. Please reply before the event is sold out! Love & Thanks

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