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October 8th & 9th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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Footcandle Films: RiverRun Quartet

On this special episode of Footcandle Films Alan & Chris decide to brave the sunlight outside the studio and record in a park…in downtown Winston-Salem, NC...which just so happens to be hosting the 15th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival. They kick off things with a review of Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut "Quartet" and then highlight films they've had a chance to see at the festival. As always they close with recommendations of films you might have missed.

 

Recommendations - Safety Not Guaranteed, Punch Drunk Love

 

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Upcoming Screening - "Quartet" - April 11th @ 7pm

Footcandle Film Society will be screening "Quartet" Thursday, April 11th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.

 

About the film:

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.  This film marks the directorial debut of actor Dustin Hoffman.

Footcandle Films: From A to Z (as in from Amour to oZ)

Alan & Chris balance the blockbuster with art house fare in this episode of Footcandle Films with reviews of Michael Haneke's "Amour" and Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful". The hosts then spend a few moments discussing the windfalls and pitfalls of remakes & reboots before moving on to give some film recommendations.

Recommendations - Black Snake Moan, Double feature of Prometheus & Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Footcandle Films: The Karenina Sessions

The Academy Awards have come and gone. Two films that were mentioned but didn't receive much love in the way of golden statues were the period piece "Anna Karenina" and indie film "The Sessions". On this episode Alan & Chris take a look at each film, offer some tidbits of movie news and last but not least give some recommendations on movies you might have missed.

Recommendations – Haywire, Trainspotting

Upcoming Screening - "Amour" - March 14th @ 7pm

Footcandle Film Society, in partnership with the Hickory International Council, will be screening the Oscar winning French film "Amour" Thursday, March 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.  

About the film:

Georges and Anne are a married couple in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family.  One day at breakfast Anne has a debilitating stroke.  This event causes the couple's bond of love to be severely tested.