The Twinning Reaction up Next in PVCC Films Talk Back Documentary Sessions

Charlottesville, Va. – March 5, 2024 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Art Department will host another session of its new “Films Talk Back” documentary series Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. The screening and discussion will focus on the feature-length film “The Twinning Reaction,” an exploration of the effects of a scientific study that separated twins at birth and the work of filmmaker, producer and director Lori Shinseki.

Film illustrator A.I.Miller will also join the talk to shed light on the process of creating illustrations for the film and collaborating with Shinseki. Events will take place in the V. Earl Dickinson Building’s Main Stage Theatre. Admission is free. 

Shinseki’s film credits include “The Twinning Reaction” (2017), “A Force More Powerful” (1999), and “Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team” (2020). She was a co-producer on the PBS Frontline series program “Missile Wars,” about the National Missile Defense program, and an associate producer on numerous other Frontline programs. She served as associate producer on Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary “Trade Secrets” – an expose on the US chemical industry – which won an Emmy Award for Long-Form Investigative Journalism. A graduate of Duke University, she received her M.A. in documentary film production from Stanford University and has worked in documentary film production for over 20 years.

A.I.Miller is an award-winning illustrator and internationally published comic artist who lives and works in central Virginia. He teaches a wide range of classes at PVCC in his role as associate professor of art.

Films Talk Back screenings are held the third Friday of the month during the Fine Arts and Performance season and feature a curated selection of documentaries shown on the big screen, paired with a talk by a passionate expert–often the filmmakers themselves. For more information about Films Talk Back, contact Chairperson of Visual and Performing Arts Fenella Belle at 434.961.5362 or

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is at the south end of 501 College Drive on the main campus in Charlottesville. Ample free parking is available in front of the building.  

For more information about all upcoming Fine Arts and Performance season events, visit, email or call 434.961.5376.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College 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. Visit to learn more.


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