This past weekend Leah and I went down to Blacksburg and attended (most of) the Progeny Film Festival. These were student and community-made films and they showed real promise. I have a soft spot for student film. The Festival was held at The Lyric Theater, which has an interesting history.
The film I liked best was Harano Childs – Model Railroader, and with the magic of YouTube you can watch it:
We didn’t stay for all the festival; we saw half the films and enjoyed them.
It was the first time I’ve been to Blacksburg in a long while. I think the last time I was in Blacksburg was in the Summer of 1992 when I took the CRTT exam (I passed).
At the same time as the Progeny Film Festival was another interesting event, a concert by
the Linux Laptop Orchestra. We didn’t go to that though. But it’s another piece of interesting culture attached to Virginia Tech. I’m looking forward to more opportunities for Leah and I to drive down Interstate 81 and visit Blacksburg.
The drive was not as long as I thought it was going to be. Spring has sprung in a big way, and Saturday was a lovely day. The green is overwhelming and the landscape of southwest Virginia is beautiful.