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Special Screening of CVCC Documentary on Polio Epidemic in Catawba County

MiracleNCFootcandle Film Society, in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College, will be screening the documentary “Miracle: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Battled Polio and Won” on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.

“Miracle” is a cumulative work of the faculty of Catawba Valley Community College and its service community to understand and interpret the 1944 Polio Epidemic, Catawba County’s single most formative event.  Professor Richard Eller and some of those involved in the production of the film will be in attendance and discussing the film afterwards.

Tickets are free for all current film society members, although any donations to CVCC would help with their future productions.  All guests (non-film society members) would need to purchase a ticket at the door for $5.00 each.
CVCC will also be bringing copies of the accompanying book — “Polio, Pitchforks, and Perseverance: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Built a ‘Miracle‘” — for attendees to purchase.  The book is 12 diverse essays that examine the war, polio, and the war on polio that took place in our area in 1944.  The book is a Redhawk Publication, a subsidiary of Catawba Valley Community College. The book was written by students, faculty, and staff of CVCC as well as members of the colleges’ community partners including the Catawba County Historical Museum in Newton, NC. The Catawba County Historical Museum receives a portion of every sale of the book.

Upcoming Screening – “Toni Erdmann” – March 8th & 9th @ 7pm

toni-erdmann-posterFootcandle Film Society in partnership with the Hickory International Council will be screening the Best Foreign Language Film nominee “Toni Erdmann” March 8th & 9th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.  Members are free; guests may purchase seats from the box office for $5 (if seating is available) beginning at 6:50.

About the film: A reluctant woman must spend time with her estranged father when he comes for a surprise visit.

Please note: This film is rated R for strong sexual content & prolonged graphic nudity.  Due to the running time of the film (almost three hours) we will begin the screening promptly at 7pm.



Upcoming Screening – “13th” – Wednesday, February 15th @ 7pm

large_thirteenthFootcandle Film Society in cooperation with the LRU Visiting Writers Series will be screening the 2017 Oscar nominated documentary “13th” Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.  Admission is free for Footcandle members, LRU faculty & students.  Members of the general public may purchase $5 tickets at the door.

About the film:

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.


Upcoming Screening – “Jackie” – February 8th & 9th @ 7pm

jackieFootcandle Film Society will be screening “Jackie” on Wednesday, February 8th & Thursday, February 9th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.  The screening is free for members, guests (if space is available) are $5 at the door.

About the film:

A look at one of the most tragic moments in American history as seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.  Known for her dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy.

Upcoming Screening – “Moonlight” – January 11th & 12th @ 7pm

moonlight-movie-poster-480x696Footcandle Film Society will be screening “Moonlight” Wednesday, January 11th & Thursday, January 12th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory, NC.  Admission for members is free, guests (provided there is available seating) are $5 at the door.

About the film:

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.  Please note: the film is rated R for language, scenes of sexuality and adult language.

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