Apr 20 2019

Giles Community Film Screening Night

Giles Film Office

Giles County is Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. It is also the place to play, stay, love, and enjoy and that is just what will be showcased at the second Giles Community Film Screening Night on April 26th. Many film and productions crews have found Giles to be a special place to work including feature films like Dirty Dancing, and Wish You Well and TV shows like Finding Bigfoot.


On Friday, April 26, at the Castle Rock Golf and Recreation in Pembroke, the Giles County Film Office will be hosting a Film Screening Night that will feature a fun red carpet entrance complete with paparazzi beginning at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7pm and will include an update on the Community Film Project by coordinator Jim Ellis, and how all guests can be involved in capturing Giles as the place to stay, play, love, and enjoy. More information on the Community Film Project can be found on the Film Office Facebook page or gilescounty.org.


Audience members will also be treated to see the Black Dispatch trailer. This project was filmed in Giles and Montgomery Counties. This Civil War period piece follows “Sable, a Confederate engineer’s house slave, risks everything by stealing military plans, in hopes of delivering them to the Union Army and earning her and her family’s freedom.” Directed by Shea Sizemore and produced by Chip White.


The premier of The Boys Who Killed Bloodsuckers, of which was highlighted on the AM Hodge Podge radio show, will be the feature of the evening. The local production team and crew are from the New River Valley with strong ties to Giles County. This dark comedy, horror project was written, directed, and produced by Justin Smith.


The public is invited and encouraged to come on out and enjoy the night. The free event will begin with a red carpet meet and greet at 6:30pm with the screenings beginning at 7pm. There will be a fun photo booth, provided by Cooke Photography to take home your own keepsake photo, as well as popcorn and movie snacks for purchase.

Film Night invitation***


Giles County, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 40 minutes south of Roanoke and just west of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. With easy access to the New River, world class dining and lodging properties, and historical attractions for the entire family, Giles offers adventure in Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Come find your playground at our Visitors Center located at 203 N Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or find us online at gilescounty.org or by calling 540-921-2079. For interviews or onsite visits, please contact Cora Gnegy, Tourism Marketing Director. We can arrange and assist with any media needs. For more information about planning your visit to Giles County or about activities and events, please visit www.gilescounty.org or contact us at tourism@gilescounty.org.
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