Founded in 2010 to explore how the distinctiveness of the South has been portrayed onscreen, the Southern Film Festival brings together films and those involved in their making with constructive commentary.
This free event at the VHS, cosponsored by the Richmond Flying Squirrels, will feature the film Mickey: A Family Story (2004), written by John Grisham and filmed in Virginia. Harry Connick, Jr. stars in this touching family film about parenting, ethics, and Little League Baseball.
Pre-film activities begin at Noon and include
baseball activities with Nutzy, the Flying Squirrels mascot
a book signing by Richard and Kathy Verlander (2008 Little League Parents of the Year and authors of Rocks Across the Pond
a Virginia baseball memorabilia collection drive by the VHS
a panel discussion with the Verlanders and Dawn Blacksten, location manager for Mickey.