“Spider Mites of Jesus: the Dirtwoman Doc” at the Byrd Theatre 

Thursday, April 25

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File photo by Scott Elmquist

Finally, the premiere of the documentary by Jerry Williams about one of Richmond’s most legendary and memorable characters, Donnie Corker, aka Dirtwoman. A highlight of this year’s Richmond International Film Festival, the premiere will feature a Q&A after the film with guests and an afterparty at Gallery5. And if you’re wondering about the colorful title? When Donnie was a child, he suffered from spinal meningitis, but his mother couldn’t pronounce it. “Spider Mites of Jesus,” was used instead. Tickets can be purchased at rvafilmfestival.com.

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