Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that we will be screening the mind-bending film 'The Tree of Life' August 11th at 7pm in the upstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star in Terrence Malick's 1950s tale about a confused man named Jack, who sets off on a journey to understand the true nature of the world. Growing up in the Midwest with two brothers, Jack has always been torn between his mother's guidance to approach everything he encounters with an open heart and his father's advice to look after his own interests.
Footcandle will be screening Will Ferrell's latest film July 14th at 7pm in the upstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. Come join us and see what is sure to be a departure from Ferrell's typical offerings.
About the film:
Director-writer Dan Rush makes his film debut with this dramedy based on a Raymond Carver short story about Nick (Will Ferrell), a good-hearted but relapsed alcoholic who decides to live on his front lawn after losing his job and being thrown out by his wife.
Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that they will be screening the foreign film "The Concert" in partnership with the Hickory International Council.
This uplifting comedy follows fallen Russian maestro Andrey Filipov, who seizes a chance to reunite his orchestra and reclaim his life 30 years after politics cut short his music career. After intercepting an invitation sent to the Bolshoi to perform at a Paris theater, Filipov gathers a ragtag band of ex-colleagues to realize his dream.
For more information about the Hickory International Council, please visit their web site at http://hickoryinternationalcouncil.com/.
Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that will we be screening director Thomas McCarthy's latest film "Win Win" on June 9th at 7pm in the upstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. We hope to see you there for the film and a discussion afterwards.
About the film:
Paul Giamatti stars as lawyer Mike Flaherty, who agrees to become an aging client's legal guardian as a way to pay the bills. But his visions of an easy stipend begin to fade when the man's teenage grandson suddenly appears on the scene. Just when the attorney thinks he's found a way to make this new development work for him, the boy's mother shows up and puts Flaherty's dreams of a big score in jeopardy.
Filmmaker Bill Rahn will be screening his latest work 'Pendulum Swings' this coming weekend May 20-22 at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. The film was shot all around the local area from Morganton to Charlotte. This dramatic film deals with a man who has it all - a promising career, a nice house, and a beautiful family. When things start to slip away his life plunges into suicidal despair until he is offered what might be his last shot at redemption. For more information on the film visit www.pendulumswingsmovie.com.