Virginia Madsen

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26 Sep 2016

Cast of Sideways to be featured at a dinner & film in Connecticut!

•• Fall is the time when the big Hollywood studios trot out their Oscar-bait movies, which means many good films are on the way to the multiplexes. But the bounty of good entertainment doesn’t end there.

Small venues throughout the state are planning fun, eclectic lineups of foreign, classic and independent films. Also, there are plenty of film festivals coming this way for all kinds of tastes: Spanish-language films, Irish films, LGBT-themed films, short films. And don’t forget the super-popular Met Live in HD opera series.

Sandra Oh, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti star in #Sideways to be featured at a dinner-and-film on Oct. 22 at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s in Connecticut. More info: http://www.thewadsworth.org

14 Sep 2016

“Burn Your Maps” to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

•• A film shot in Calgary last year with breakout star Jacob Tremblay will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Burn Your Maps, which also stars Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, Virginia Madsen and Suraj Sharma, was shot in downtown Calgary and Kananaskis Country, which subbed in for Mongolia, last summer. Directed by Jordan Roberts and adapted from Robyn Joy Leff’s short story, it tells the story of a boy named Wes who comes to believe he is a Mongolian goat-herder. Tremblay, 9, plays Wes.

Burn Your Maps was announced as part of the TIFF lineup on Tuesday. Festival organizers announced new additions to the gala and special presentation slate, including Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner’s Wakefield, about a man who hides from his family in his garage attic after suffering a nervous breakdown. The festival runs Sept. 8 to 18.

17 Sep 2014

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.