February Newton-Conover Film Screening

2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films

February 18th  •  Newton-Conover Auditorium, Newton

$5.00 for all guests; no membership needed

The Footcandle Film Society has the exciting opportunity to screen all five of the films nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at this year's Academy Awards!  The screening of these five short films will be on Monday, February 18th at the Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton.  The showtime is 7:00pm for the screening, and all tickets are $5.00 at the door.

This screening is part of a monthly film series at the Newton-Conover Auditorium hosted by the Footcandle Film Society.  An optional discussion of the film will take place in the auditorium immediately after the conclusion of the film.  There will be beer, wine, beverage and refreshments for sale before and during the film.  The screening is open to the public and all potential future film society members are welcome; no membership to the film society is required to attend the screening.

The five films that will be show during this event are:

  • Detainment (Ireland, 30 minutes):  Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today. 
  • Fauve (Canada, 16 minutes): Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...
  • Marguerite (Canada, 19 minutes):  An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
  • Madre (Mother) (Spain, 19 minutes) : A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
  • Skin (USA, 20 minutes):  A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

    2019 Oscar Party

    Sunday, February 24th, 6:30pm

    Newton-Conover Auditorium, Newton

    Free to current film society members; $10 per person for all guests

    Come watch the Academy Awards and help us celebrate a great year of film at our Oscar Party on Sunday, February 24th!
    This year's party will be held at the Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton (60 W 6th St, Newton, North Carolina 28658).  We will have the screen in the auditorium to watch the show, with some drinks (soft drinks, water, beer and wine) and snacks for everyone to enjoy during the evening.

    There is no cost for the evening for our current film society members. Any guests or non-members can purchase a ticket for $10.00.  Each ticket - both those purchased and those provided for free to film society members - provide you with a complimentary drink and snack of your choice.

    If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by clicking the link below and securing a ticket.  Remember, if you are a current Footcandle Film Society member you can indicate that and reserve your ticket(s) for free.

    Click this link to RSVP or purchase a ticket for the 2019 Oscar Party!

    We will open the doors at 7:00pm with the Oscar ceremony scheduled to start at 8:00pm.  All attendees are welcome to join us anytime from 7:00pm onward through the end of the ceremony late that evening.

    We are also asking everyone to take part in this year's "Oscar Contest"!  Fill out an online form choosing who you think will win the various Academy Awards during this year's ceremony, and we will be live-updating everyone throughout the evening as to who is getting the most right. The winner with the most correct answers will receive a special prize!  Click the link below to enter... you do not have to be a Footcandle member to enter, and you do not need to be present on Oscar night to win!
    OSCAR BALLOT LINK:  https://goo.gl/forms/fdJT23GhLLWzghGL2
    Please fill the ballot out before noon on the day of the ceremony (February 24th).  If you have have a "DUO" membership, you are welcome to submit two different ballot forms.  If you aren't able to fill out the form online before you arrive at the Oscar party, there will be some paper forms you can fill out at the party (although you have to fill it out before the first award is presented!).
    We hope to seeing many of you on Sunday, February 24th for our Oscar Party!

    Special Community Film Screening


    Monday, February 25th, 6:30pm

    Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block, Hickory

    Free, but guests are encouraged to bring canned soup to be donated to a local non-profit

    The Hickory Community Relations Council (CRC), in partnership with the Hickory Youth Council (YC) and Footcandle Film Society, will host a movie night to screen the documentary, “Purple Dreams,” on Monday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block.  This event is free and open to the public.

    Directed by Joanne Hock, “Purple Dreams” follows the talented and driven students of Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts, as black youth stereotypes are turned upside-down.  A three-year journey serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion, while embracing the transformative power of their arts education as they audition, rehearse, and perform the first ever full-length high school production of “The Color Purple.”

    The film was the winner of the Audience Favorite Award at the 2017 Footcandle Film Festival.

    Following the showing of the film, there will be a question and answer session.  The event will conclude with a dessert reception.


    Upcoming events


    Footcandle Film Society was founded in 2008 and has provided the citizens of Catawba County with an opportunity to view and discuss films that have traditionally not been available or shown in theaters in the area. The film society has shown at least one film per month since its inception, with the films ranging from documentaries, foreign narratives, and award-nominated movies of all genres.  The screenings all include moderated discussions of the films.

    In addition to the monthly film screenings, the film society also brings the annual Footcandle Film Festival and Children's International Film Festival events to Western North Carolina.


      Admittance to the monthly film screenings

      Invitation to special film screenings throughout the year

      Advance ticket sales to the annual Footcandle Film Festival

      Annual "Oscar Night Party" and Annual Meeting


    Contact Footcandle Film Society:

    Post Office Box 9123, Hickory, North Carolina 28603

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    Footcandle Film Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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