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November 12th & 13th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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Footcandle Films: Gravity Rush

On this episode hosts Alan & Chris discuss Bullock and Clooney bouncing around in space and Thor driving a formula one race car. In other words they talk about the recent films "Gravity" and "Rush". Next on the agenda they discuss silver screen news items of note and Alan has Chris give quick 1 minute reviews of "Runner, Runner" and "Don Jon". Last but not least they round out the episode with their recommendations of films that are available streaming online or on iTunes.

Recommendations – "Timecrimes", "It's Not You, It's Me"

Upcoming Screening - "It's Not You, It's Me" - October 10th @ 7pm

We are pleased to be bringing filmmaker Nathan Ives to Hickory to screen his independent film "It's Not You, It's Me".  After the screening the filmmaker will stick around for a Q&A,  Hope you can join us!

 

About the film:

Dave, a serial commitment-phobe, is reeling from his decision to break up with his near perfect, now ex-girlfriend. As he tries to forget her, his battling inner voices come to life and cloud his mind with conflicting desires. Meanwhile, Carrie's own disjointed inner voices push her to move on with someone less complicated. Sensing time is short, Dave embarks on a sincere and sometimes fumbled personal journey to conquer his fear of commitment.

 

 

Footcandle Films: The Spectacular Prisoners

Alan & Chris discuss the crime thriller "Prisoners" starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal and the indie Sundance favorite "The Spectacular Now". The fellows then answer some inbox items, muse on Hollywood news tidbits and ponder why the interns are always on lunch break when you need a quick google search.

Recommendations – "The Brass Teapot", "Magnolia"

Footcandle Films: Much Ado About The Butler

Mr. Avengers (AKA Joss Whedon) goes small time indie with an updated take on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" while Mr. Precious (AKA Lee Daniels) moves from smaller focused character study to a sprawling historical drama in "The Butler". Alan & Chris give their thoughts on both films, answer questions from the mailbag, discuss films in the works and last but not least…give some recommendations on films to catch up with.

Recommendations – "Hombre", "The Hudsucker Proxy"

"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 www.footcandle.org

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