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Upcoming Screening – “STEP” – September 13th & 14th @ 7pm

Step PosterFootcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary “STEP” on Wednesday, September 13th & Thursday, September 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. The screening is free for Footcandle members, guests (provided seating is available at 6:50) can purchase tickets at the door for $5.

About the film:

STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.


Special Screening of “Walk With Me” – September 13th @ AMC Theaters

WWMeA special screening of the documentary “Walk With Me” will be held at the AMC Theaters on September 13th at 7:30pm if enough tickets are purchased.  Tickets for the screening can be purchased here:

About the film:

With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Upcoming Screening: “Maudie” – August 9th & 10th @ 7pm

Footcandle Film Society will be screening the film “Maudie” on Wednesday, August 9th & Thursday, August 10th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.  The screening is free for Footcandle members, guests (provided seating is available at 6:50) can purchase tickets at the door for $5.

About the film:

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a fishmonger (Ethan Hawke) while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.

Special Screening of CVCC Documentary on Polio Epidemic in Catawba County

MiracleNCFootcandle Film Society, in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College, will be screening the documentary “Miracle: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Battled Polio and Won” on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.

“Miracle” is a cumulative work of the faculty of Catawba Valley Community College and its service community to understand and interpret the 1944 Polio Epidemic, Catawba County’s single most formative event.  Professor Richard Eller and some of those involved in the production of the film will be in attendance and discussing the film afterwards.

Tickets are free for all current film society members, although any donations to CVCC would help with their future productions.  All guests (non-film society members) would need to purchase a ticket at the door for $5.00 each.
CVCC will also be bringing copies of the accompanying book — “Polio, Pitchforks, and Perseverance: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Built a ‘Miracle‘” — for attendees to purchase.  The book is 12 diverse essays that examine the war, polio, and the war on polio that took place in our area in 1944.  The book is a Redhawk Publication, a subsidiary of Catawba Valley Community College. The book was written by students, faculty, and staff of CVCC as well as members of the colleges’ community partners including the Catawba County Historical Museum in Newton, NC. The Catawba County Historical Museum receives a portion of every sale of the book.

2016 Footcandle Film Festival Winners

And the winners are…

* Best Short Film: “I Only Smile in Pictures” (Director: Clayton Witmer)

* Best Feature-Length Narrative: “Remittance” (Directors: Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman)

* Best Feature-Length Documentary: “Tower” (Director: Keith Maitland)

* Audience Favorite: “Hear the Silence” (Director: Ed Ehrenberg)


Thanks to all who attended & helped make this year such a big success!  Mark your calendars now for next year’s festival on September 22nd-24th, 2017.


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