UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
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:
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!
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.
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!
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.
WHAT IS FOOTCANDLE?
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