Footcandle Film Society in partnership with OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley will be screening the documentary "Bully" July 12th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. Admission is free for members and $5 for guests.
About the film: Directed by Lee Hirsch, this film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis. The film describes in great detail how the average American school kid cannot defend himself or herself against ridicule.
The Footcandle Film Society of Catawba Valley will be hosting a special documentary film screening on Thursday, June 28th of the 2006 film "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash". An optional discussion of the film will be held afterwards for those that wish to attend. The screening will take place at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory, NC starting at 7:00pm. Admission to this special screening is free to the public, although donations are encouraged.
This screening is part of a series of documentaries throughout the year focused on environmental issues. This series of films were brought to Hickory by local individuals interested in fostering discussions about the topics presented. Footcandle Film Society is happy to be serving as the resource for screening these films at the Carolina Theater.
Film Summary of "A Crude Awakening": Produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers BasilGelpke and Ray McCormack, this film tells the story of how our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.
To learn more about the film, visit its web site at: http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/
Footcandle Film Society will be bringing the lastest film from Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, "The Kid With A Bike" for a screening June 14th at 7pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. The film has been received favorably internationally and won awards at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
About the film: A 12-year-old is abandoned by his father and forced to live at a state-run orphange. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to take care of the child on the weekends.
Footcandle will be screening the most recent film by The Duplass Brothers, "Jeff, Who Lives At Home", May 10th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. The film stars Jason Segel ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "The Muppets"), Ed Helms ("The Office", "Cedar Rapids", "The Hangover"), and Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show")
About the film:
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother (Sarandon), slacker Jeff (Segel) might finally discover his destiny when he spends the day with his brother (Helms) as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Footcandle will be hosting a special documentary film screening on Thursday, April 26th of the 2011 film "The Last Mountain". An optional discussion of the film will be held afterwards for those that wish to attend. The screening will take place at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory, NC starting at 7pm. Admission to this special screening is free to the public, although donations are encouraged.
About the film:
"The Last Mountain" is a spellbinding tour along the front lines of America's spirited battle over the environment and the economy. Set deep in the heart of Appalachian West Virgnia, this consciousness-raising film captures a rowdy band of citizens as they try to stop a giant coal company from blowing up a pristine mountain for its coal. The daring solution proposed by this small Appalachian community takes on national significance when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins the Appalachian families to fight the extraordinary and insidious powers of Big Coal.