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November 12th & 13th, 2014 @ 7pm

Carolina Theater, Downtown Hickory 

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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.

Upcoming Screening - "Tim's Vermeer" - April 9th & 10th @ 7pm

Footcandle will be screening the documentary "Tim's Vermeer" Wednesday, April 9th & Thursday, April 10th at 7pm.  A discussion will be held following the conclusion of the film.

About the film:

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.

Footcandle Films: Muppets Most Wanted Grand Piano

The Muppets are back in the theater with all new songs and celebrity cameos. What did Alan & Chris think of their efforts this time around? Will it likely be one of their favorites of the year like the previous film? Next up Frodo Baggins (aka Elijah Wood) goes art house with a thriller (Grand Piano) where he’s a pianist staging a comeback. Movie news and recommendations round out the episode…and sadly no review of “Ride Along” yet. Alan learns that the penalty for any further delay might mean he needs to take in an additional screening of “The Single Mom’s Club”.

Recommendations – “The Emperor’s New Groove”, “Crazy Heart”

Footcandle Films: The Great Beauty Wadjda

The 2014 Oscars have come and gone. Among the winners were the Italian film “The Great Beauty” for Best Foreign Language Film. Fresh from a screening of the film, Alan & Chris weigh the film’s merits and consider whether the Academy made a good choice. Time is also spent discussing “Wadjda” which has the distinction of being the first feature length film ever to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

The results from the Oscar challenge are also revealed…someone is headed to a screening of “Ride Along”.

Recommendations – “Drug War”, “Psychos”