Having posted three shows in April, Alan & Chris decided to take a Spring Break of sorts from their critic duties. Now they’re back with a super-sized episode featuring reviews of two blockbusters (Spiderman 2, Godzilla) and two independent flicks (The Double, Blue Ruin). Chris tries his hand at anchoring the news segment and of course they close with their recommendations for films you might have missed.
A free & open to the public screening of the documentary "Ingredients" will be held Monday, May 19th at the Carolina Theater at 7pm. The film is being presented as part of the “Eat, Drink, Be Local… Catawba County” series of events going on in our area from May 18th to 25th (www.facebook.com/eatdrinkandbelocal). The screening is being provided by the NC State University and NC A&T State University Cooperative Extension.
About the film
Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we've lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.
A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
Footcandle will be screening the biographical film "Cesar Chavez" May 7th & 8th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. A discussion will be held following the film.
About the film:
"Cesar Chavez" tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice.
As part of CVCC's Business & Enterprise Month, the CVCC Small Business Center and Footcandle Film Society will screen the documentary "The Entrepreneur" Thursday, April 24th at 7pm. The screening is free and open to the public.
About the film:
Best known for bringing Subaru and Yugo to North America, and for producing the first sports car with gull-wing doors, Malcolm Bricklin has lost and regained millions, failing as often as thriving. But Malcolm is a man who gauges success by the experience itself, not just by the dollars and cents it generates.