Have you been wondering what made "A Separation" worthy of winning the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film? Well put an end to your sleepless nights and come find out April 12th when Footcandle Film Society hosts a screening at 7pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. Afterwards we'll stick around and discuss what we thought of the film.
Film Summary: From Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi comes a story of a married couple faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Footcandle is proud to be partnering with the Hickory International Council for this event.
Footcandle is pleased to announce that we will be showing "The Artist" for our March screening. This modern-day silent film artfully recounts the poignant end of the silent-movie era in the late 1920s. The story contrasts the declining fortunes of a silent-screen superstar with his lover's rise to popularity as a darling of the "talkies."
Footcandle is pleased to be screening the Academy Award-nominated film "My Week With Marilyn" on Thursday, February 9th, at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory.
Film Summary: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.
This film has two Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Michelle Williams) and Best Supporting Actor (Kenneth Branagh).
Footcandle is pleased to announce that we'll be screening the academy award nominated documentary 'Gasland' on January 26th in the upstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater.
About the film:
Director Josh Fox journeys across America to examine the negative effects of natural-gas drilling, from poisoned water sources to kitchen sinks that burst into flames to unhealthy animals and people.
When tightly wound FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) invades an Irish village in pursuit of international drug dealers, wisecracking local copper Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) does his best to annoy the American and get on with his circumscribed life. But soon there's a murder, and Boyle finds himself swept up in detective work way beyond his pay grade. John Michael McDonagh directs this action-filled comedy.