Rated PG-13, 166 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Stephen Hunter, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee and Barry Humphries.
This year's edition of this five-day festival in nearby Fredericksburg showcases nine feature films and 86 shorts from around the world. Panel discussions, awards, free screenings, and parties are also on the extensive schedule. For the complete lineup, see www.hillcountryff.com and our preview in "Have Car, Will Travel for Film," April 25.