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 August 13th & 14th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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Footcandle Films: No Iron Man: Pain or Gain?

Iron Man's having trouble sleeping. There's political unrest in Chile. Three bodybuilders in Florida go on a crime spree. What is going on? Have no fear it is just a fresh episode of the Footcandle Film podcast with reviews of "Iron Man 3", "No", and "Pain & Gain".

Recommendations – "Adaptation", "Return to Oz"

International Film Festival for Children - May 11th

The Hickory International Council and Footcandle Film Society are presenting an International Film Festival for Children (IFFC) on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.A.L.T. Block Auditorium.  This event is a One World, One Community Festival and is an extension of the annual International Spring Fest events.  

The 2013 IFFC films to be shown at the event include The Red Balloon, Ponyo,  and Children of Heaven, as well a few additional short films.  The morning will be dedicated to kindergarten through fifth graders, and the afternoon for those in grade six through high school.  During the event there will be some international activities, such as Origami, magician shows, and internationally themed bingo.  And, best of all, the event is free to the public.

Footcandle Films: The Oblivious Wonder of Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko. Heard of her? Is she the next Jessica Chastain? Well the fellows weigh in on her performances in the new films "To The Wonder" and "Oblivion" as well as discuss her co-stars that you might have heard of…Benjamin Affleck and Thomas Cruise. Rounding out the episode are some bits of Hollywood news and movie recommendations of films you might want to check out.

Recommendations - Side by Side, Flirting With Disaster

Upcoming Screening - "No" - May 9th @ 7pm

Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that we will bringing the foreign language film "No" to the Carolina Theater, Thursday, May 9th at 7pm.  We hope you can join us for the film and a discussion afterwards.

About the film:

An ad executive (Gael Garcia Bernal) comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum.  The film received an Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film of 2012.

Special Screening - "Speedbird" - April 25th @ 7pm

Footcandle Film Society will be sponsoring a free public screening of the locally made documentary "Speedbird" next Thursday, April 25th at 7pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater.  The director, CVCC history professor Richard Eller, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

About the film:

From puddle jumper to major international carrier, Piedmont Airlines served its passengers with dedication, enthusiasm and care. This documentary tells the complete story of a small southern airline that set the stage for great accomplishments. Through obstacles that would have grounded most companies, the Speedbird flies into history as an example of a company that was more than a business, it was a personal statement by every employee to give their best and together earn the reputation as a "can do" airline, with a legacy that shines as brightly as ever. For its customers, Piedmont Airlines supplied a reliable service and a friendly face. For its leadership, an expression of their ethics. For its workers, a family. Their quest remains unique in American business, their story, "a model of how good an airline can be". Join the Piedmont family as they remember the days when they started out with three DC-3 airplanes and struggled to ultimately become "Airline of the Year".
"Speedbird" is the first documentary film produced by the Catawba Valley Community College history class and has recently aired on UNC-TV.  Director and CVCC history professor Richard Eller published a book, "Piedmont Airlines - A Complete History" that was used in the making of the film.