newsnational comedian alycia cooper brings short film to vinegar hill theatre

National comedian Alycia Cooper brings short film to Vinegar Hill Theatre

Crystal Graham
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National comic Alycia Cooper will return to Charlottesville on April 15 to screen her film, “Fat Stripper,” as part of the Indie Short Film Series. Cooper previously appeared in Charlottesville on the United Nations of Comedy Tour performing her standup routine.

The film series will feature 7-8 short films followed by a panel discussion with film makers including Cooper.

Audience members will have to opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Award.

This is the 11th installment of the film series. Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. at the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville.

“I believe regularly showcasing short films and filmmaking panel discussions can provide the opportunity for enthusiasts or aspiring filmmakers to enter the local film industry” said film curator Ty Cooper (no relationship to Alycia).

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.