Piedmont Virginia Community College Fine Arts and Performance Season - Free Movie Friday to Feature Screening of the Drama Harriet

Charlottesville, Va. – January 9, 2020 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College Fine Arts and Performance season will continue with Free Movie Friday on January 17, at 7:30 p.m., featuring a screening of the 2019 biographical drama “Harriet.” The film will be shown in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the PVCC Main Campus in Charlottesville.

The film, based on the life of enslaved worker-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman, portrays a fiery young woman’s escape from slavery and dangerous missions to liberate hundreds of others through the Underground Railroad. “Harriet” is rated PG-13 for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets. 

The PVCC Student Art Club’s 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 bsolla@pvcc.edu 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 of PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance events is available online at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville.