Free Movie Fridays return to PVCC

Piedmont Virginia Community College’s 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season continues on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of the concert documentary “Amazing Grace,” starring the late Aretha Franklin. The film will be shown in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville as part of the Student Art Club’s Free Movie Friday series.

Over two nights at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972, cameras recorded Franklin and the Southern California Community Choir as she recorded her “Amazing Grace” live gospel album. However, Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack’s footage of the concerts was never released. Following the death of the iconic signer-songwriter, Franklin’s family made an arrangement to release the film, which has been met with critical acclaim.

The Free Movie Friday series is held on the third Friday of the month and features popular and critically acclaimed movies shown free of charge. Free tickets will be handed out, one per person, as the doors to the theatre open at 6 p.m. No advance tickets are available. For more information, contact Beryl Solla at or call 434.961.5362.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free parking is available and the building is wheelchair accessible.

A full list PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance events is available online at