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‘Blue Collar Boys’ Wins at NoVa Film Festival

“Blue Collar Boys,” a gritty tale of revenge,  won best feature film as awarded by the Northern Virginia Film Festival, a platform for both local, national and international films that took place April 13 – 18 at the Angelika Film Center.

In addition to workshops and networking opportunities for filmmakers, over 115 films were shown on two screens, including features “All I Need,” a psychological thriller set in a claustrophobic hotel room, and “Leaves of the Tree,” starring Eric Roberts, about an olive tree’s coveted healing powers, shot around the luscious scenery of Sicily.

“A Man On The Edge,” about a father contemplating suicide, won best short film, one of many beautifully rendered shorts such as “Gaia,” a Godfrey Reggio-inspired critique of human culture through dance, as well as “Art Of Richard Thompson,” a celebration of the famous cartoonist’s illustrations and battle with Parkinson’s disease in his older age. For more information, visit novafilmfest.com.