Thespians Jackman, Crowe, Hathaway, Bonham-Carter, and Baron Cohen directed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper. What could go wrong? Well…according to Chris plenty.
Anthony Hopkins goes all Hannibal-lite according to one of the Footcandle fellows as the titular director in "Hitchcock". The other host is not so taken with Sam Jackson's Stephen in "Django Unchained". Find out who is hating on who and then settle in for some movie news and recommendations for films that have made it out of the multiplex and onto plastic or streaming on the web.
If your “heart wants to sing every song it hears,” you’ll want to be at the Newton-Conover Auditorium on March 16 for the “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” show. All proceeds from the sponsored event will go toward New Art School music and dance scholarships.
Since opening in the United Kingdom in 1999, the show has played to packed houses across the globe, logging more than 10,000 performances in 11 countries and filling the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles seven times.
“Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” screens Julie Andrews’ classic “Sound of Music” film with subtitles so the audience can sing along. The evening’s host will lead audience members in a vocal warm-up and review complimentary “magic moments packs” containing props for use at strategic points throughout the film. The show includes a fancy-dress competition with everyone in costume invited onto the stage (real nuns won UK competitions in Oxford and London).
Because of sponsorship support of the event, every dollar from ticket sales will go to help children with music and dance study in the New Art School. Sponsors include: The Allstate Foundation, The Light Place, Robert Abbey, Southern Glove, Al & Ann Gaither, and Jamie & Laura Treadaway.
“Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs just under four hours. Tickets are $15 each and may be obtained by calling the Newton-Conover Auditorium at 464-8100.
Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that we will be screening "Hitchcock" Thursday, January 10th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. We hope you can join us for the film and the discussion afterwards.
About the film:
This film, based on Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book, focuses on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, a controversial film that subsequently became one of the most acclaimed works of the filmmaker’s career.
From the title you might think 'Holy Motors' is a documentary about the papal motorcade. Fear not - nothing could be further from the truth. Listen in as Chris details his thoughts on his limo ride around Paris with Monsieur Oscar.