Reston, VA

Another Way of Living/Credit: Virginia Film Festival

Reston residents will finally get a chance to see Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA. The 72-minute documentary by Reston filmmaker Rebekah Wingert-Jabi will be shown to the public on Nov. 19 at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods.

The screening is at 8 p.m. and will take place in both the CenterStage theater and the Community Room to accommodate as many people as possible.

Tickets are free and will be limited to four per person; they will be available from the CenterStage Box Office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4:00 p.m. Any tickets or seats not used at 7:45 p.m. on the evening of the screening will be released to people seeking tickets the evening of the event.

Director Wingert-Jabi will introduce the film with brief comments on the process of editing and preparing it for submissions to festivals as the film has undergone significant change since its VIP screening in April 2014.

Following the screening, everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments in the Community Room and share their impressions of the movie and the legacy of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon.

The movie, which Wingert-Jabi has been working on for several years, will also make its film festival debut at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville next month. The movie explores founder Robert E. Simon’s quest to build a “new town” in the Virginia countryside,  where people of different races and incomes could live side-by-side and how Reston developed into a groundbreaking community.

To obtain tickets, please visit the CenterStage Box Office during Box Office hours; or call the Box Office at 703-476-4500, and press “3”. For more information, please visit RCC’s website or the Reston Historic Trust’s website.


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