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November 12th & 13th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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Free screening of the documentary "Ingredients" - May 19th @ 7pm

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.

 

Upcoming Screening - "Cesar Chavez" - May 7th & 8th @ 7pm

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.

 

Free screening of the documentary "The Entrepreneur" - April 24 @ 7pm

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.

Footcandle Films: Captain Noah's Vermeer

Big budgets, big stars, & special FX galore. It must be Summertime. Well no, it is only mid-April. Just like Christmas items seem to show up before Halloween costumes leave the shelves, summer tentpole films seem to be creeping earlier and earlier into the year. Two such films “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Noah” are discussed in this episode along with the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer”.

Recommendations: “Wrong”, “Love Bug”, “Luminaris”, “3x3”, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

Footcandle Films: 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival

 

After taking in a deluge of films at the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC Alan & Chris sat down and recounted their thoughts on what they saw. Bear with them…it was late at night and films almost started running together. Plus they were a bit giddy because they’d gotten to see director David Gordon Green and actor Tye Sheridan do an unexpected Q&A.