Holy batcast! Alan and Chris discuss the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy with "The Dark Knight Rises". The review is fairly spoiler-free, but if you have seen the film or don't mind being "spoiled", stick around after the closing to hear them talk about the ending and all of the surprises the film had in store.
Footcandle is pleased to announce that we will be screening "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" August 9th in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater at 7pm. We have had numerous requests for this film so if you are one of our members please be sure to RSVP a seat so you don't miss out (check your monthly Footcandle e-mail for a clickable RSVP link). A limited number of general admission tickets will be sold at the box office on a first come, first serve basis.
About the film:
Director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) directs this indie darling that tells the story of a handful of British retirees traveling to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. The star studded cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy.
There will be a world premiere of a film - "Six Gun Women" - on Thursday, July 26th, 7pm at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory. This film was written by, directed by, and stars Catawba County resident Tony Clay.
Tony's film, "Six Gun Women", is a western inspired by those of the 1950s and shot on 35mm film - one of the last ones of its kind. This independent film, filmed on location in true Western style, was a true labor of love for Tony, as he self-financed the project while also using resources from Warner Brothers for editing and supplies.
NOTE: The film is intended for mature audiences only. There are some scenes of nudity and eroticism. Please be aware of this before attending or bringing younger viewers.
Tony will be present for the world premiere and available for questions-and-answers immediately after the screening. Running time for the film itself is 90 minutes.
The premiere will begin at 7:00pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory, North Carolina. Tickets will be $5.00 at the door, although current Footcandle Film Society members will be allowed in for free.
Footcandle Film Society in partnership with OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley will be screening the documentary "Bully" July 12th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. Admission is free for members and $5 for guests.
About the film: Directed by Lee Hirsch, this film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis. The film describes in great detail how the average American school kid cannot defend himself or herself against ridicule.
The Footcandle Film Society of Catawba Valley will be hosting a special documentary film screening on Thursday, June 28th of the 2006 film "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash". An optional discussion of the film will be held afterwards for those that wish to attend. The screening will take place at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory, NC starting at 7:00pm. Admission to this special screening is free to the public, although donations are encouraged.
This screening is part of a series of documentaries throughout the year focused on environmental issues. This series of films were brought to Hickory by local individuals interested in fostering discussions about the topics presented. Footcandle Film Society is happy to be serving as the resource for screening these films at the Carolina Theater.
Film Summary of "A Crude Awakening": Produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers BasilGelpke and Ray McCormack, this film tells the story of how our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.
To learn more about the film, visit its web site at: http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/