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November 12th & 13th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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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.


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




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