RAAC produces film-talkback events throughout the year. Movies and
documentaries, organized by theme, are screened at the historic Little
Washington Theatre. We pair these showings with after-movie discussions
led by subject matter experts.
RAAC often partners with other Rappahannock organizations when it makes
sense given the selected theme for the event. This also reflects our goal of
broader community participation.
Shows start at 7pm at the Little Washington Theatre at 291 Gay Street in
the Town of Washington, VA. When available, we show the films with closed captions.
The Post, August 2018
A showing of The Post, the inside story of the Washington Post’s first female publisher and their decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. Co-sponsored by Foothills Forum and RAAC, and followed by a discussion featuring two local luminaries: Jay Ward Brown, an eminent First Amendment lawyer, and Andy Alexander, former ombudsman for The Washington Post.
Farm Tour Edition, July 2018
A special Farm Tour Edition of RAAC Talk-Back featured a series of farming-related films over two nights. After the showing, we had guest speakers from our partnering organizations: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the American Conservation Film Festival.
Spotlight, October 2016
The story of the Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic church in Boston. Co-hosted by Foothills Forum & RAAC, with discussion following film with former Washington Post ombudsman Andy Alexander, and Martin Baron, the former editor at The Boston Globe responsible for initiating the investigation, now Executive Editor of The Washington Post.