Footcandle is excited to announce that we will be screening "The Master" - the latest from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights", "Magnolia", "There Will Be Blood") on Thursday, November 8th at 7pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. Included in the film's cast are former Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and former Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line).
About the film:
Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) drifts through a series of PTSD-driven breakdowns. He stumbles upon a group which engages in exercises to clear the emotions and becomes deeply involved with them and their charismatic leader (Phillip Seymour Hoffman).
Alan & Chris sit down and discuss two movies that couldn't be more different. One is a new sci-fi action thriller starring Bruce Willis and the other is a small independent film about a community surviving a flood in a fictional Louisiana community called "The Bathtub".
We promise this is no trick...but a cinematic treat for lovers of classic cinema! We are excited to announce that we will be screening Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece "Psycho" October 25th at 7pm. Our screenings are normally members only but we are going to make a small number of $5 tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the box office. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume if they feel so inclined.
About the film:
This classic tale of suspense tells the story of a secretary who flees to a secluded motel after embezzling money and her encounter with the motel’s odd owner. Originally receiving mixed reviews because of the level of violence, the film is now considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best and is listed on the National Film Registry.
Footcandle is pleased to announce that the selection for our October 11th screening will be "Beasts of the Southern Wild" by filmmaker Benh Zeitlin. The film was shot in Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, an isloated fishing community threatend by erosion, hurricanes and rising sea levels. In the film the characters live in a fictitous place called "the Bathtub" which shares these same problems.
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father in the Bathtub -- a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. When her father becomes ill and forces of nature begin to rage out of control she goes in search of her lost mother.
November 8th-11th Wilmington, North Carolina will play host to the Cucalorus Film Festival. Cucalorus is a non-competitive festival focused on supporting innovative artists and encouraging creative exchange. The festival will be held in historic downtown Wilmington and will host screenings of 150 films from across the world. If you'd like to help this festival be a success they are currently trying to raise money through a kickstarter campaign. To contribute click here. To learn more about the festival itself visit cucalorus.org.