SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A scaled-back Shepherdstown Film Festival starts Friday at the Shepherdstown Opera House.
It is the third year the Shepherdstown Film Society and the Shepherdstown Opera House have collaborated on the film festival, which aims to bring "good movies" to Shepherdstown, says organizer and film society founder Lisa Welch.
Three films - "The Namesake," "Amazing Grace" and "Avenue Montaigne" - will be screened in four days, Friday through Monday, June 18.
"Amazing Grace" (2006), a PG-rated historical drama, tells the story of how William Wilberforce battled two centuries ago in the English Parliament to end Britain's participation in the slave trade. Run time is 111 minutes. "Amazing Grace" will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday with a discussion to follow the Friday screening.