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VFF at Violet Crown: 'Geek Girls'

The Virginia Film Festival
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'Geek Girls' is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis. Filmmaker Gina Hara addresses this oversight by delving into a world of professional gamers, cute dresses, fake names, and death threats; she follows her subjects through the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of ostracization while also exploring her own struggles with her geek identity.

The screening of 'Geek Girls' is supported by C-Ville Weekly.

This screening is part of our VFF at Violet Crown Series, a year-round, co-curated selection of films presented in partnership with Violet Crown Charlottesville. All screenings in the series will start at 7:30 PM, and tickets will be available for $9.00.