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Upcoming Screening – “Gleason” – November 9th & November 10th at 7pm

gleason-1Footcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary “Gleason” on Wednesday, November 9th & Thursday, November 10th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.  The screening is free for members, guests (if seating is available) are $5 at the door.

About the film:

After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.

Special Screening – “It’s A Wonderful Life” – December 11th @ 7pm

IAWL HabitatHabitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley will be holding a special holiday screening of the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Moretz Mill on Friday, December 11th @ 7pm.  In addition to screening the film there will be food, music, door prizes, trivia and an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest.  Tickets are $30 in advance, $45 at the door.  To purchase tickets go to or stop by the Habitat offices or the Habitat ReStore.

Special Film Event: International Short Films Night, Thursday, July 23rd, 7:00pm

bf714501-3e96-4b28-ab22-f8a3a218e3a7We have an exciting, special night planned for Thursday, July 23rd, as we will be partnering with the Hickory International Council to present an “International Short Films Night”!

Starting at 7:00pm, we will be showing around 90 minutes worth of short films from around the world, ranging from Oscar-nominated live action films, award-winning animated films, and some other special Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 11.38.26 PMones mixed in.  After the films are done, we will hold an optional discussion of the films and let the audience tell us which one was their favorite.

This special event is open to all Footcandle members for free; guests are also welcome, so please feel free to invite friends that are not current Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 11.38.04 PMmembers… they can buy a ticket at the door for $5.00.

We are excited about this special evening, and thanks to the Hickory International Council for the idea and their support.  We hope to see you at this special event on Thursday, July 23rd!


Upcoming Screening – “The Homesman” – May 13th & 14th @ 7pm

HomesmanFootcandle will be screening “The Homesman” the latest directorial effort by Tommy Lee Jones on May 13th & 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.

About the film:  A frontier farm woman (Hilary Swank) saves the life of a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa.

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” – September 5th, 7:00pm

The Footcandle Film Society and the Hickory Community Theatre are partnering to bring Hickory a special screening of the hilarious comedy, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00PM.

“We are very happy to be able to partner with the Theatre at this juncture,” said Footcandle co-founder Alan Jackson. “When we were approached with this idea it sounded like great fun for our members.”

The film is a 1975 British farce written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python, which was at the time made up primarily of Graham Chapman,John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the gap between the third and fourth series of their popular BBC television programme Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In contrast to the group’s first film, “And Now for Something Completely Different”, a compilation of sketches from the first two television series, Holy Grail was composed of new material, and is therefore considered the first “proper” film by the group. It generally parodies the legend of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. The film was a success on its initial release, and Idle used the film as the inspiration for the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical “Spamalot”.

The movie screening is a promotional event for the Theatre’s staging of “Spamalot, which opens on September 13. Costumed members of the show cast will be on hand for a Grail trivia contest with prizes from the Hickory Community Theatre.

The film screening is at the Carolina Theatre, 222 First Ave NW in Downtown Hickory at 7:00PM on Thursday, September 5th. Admission is free for Footcandle members and $5 for the general public on a space available basis.

For further information, call the Hickory Community Theatre at (828) 327-3855 or click

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. “Spamalot” is produced by the Guild at Hickory Community Theatre.

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