Next Film Screening:
Carolina Theater, Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th
7:00pm each night
The Duke is a British comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell with a screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Dealing with the 1961 theft of the Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, the film stars Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martinand Matthew Goode.
About the film: In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly.
UPDATED: Rated R for language and brief sexuality; Running time 1 hour 36 minutes
This film screening is free to all Footcandle Film Society members; additional tickets will be sold at the box office for $5.00 each. We look forward to seeing everyone for this in-theater film screenings!
The 2022 Footcandle Film Festival is open for submissions!
Submit your film for consideration for this year’s festival, taking place September 21st-25th, 2022. Feature-length or short films, narrative or documentary are all welcome. Visit the festival’s FilmFreeway page for more information, guidelines, and the form for submission.
Apply for a 2022 Footcandle Filmmaker Grant
The Footcandle Film Society, through the Filmmaker Grant Program, provides financial support to projects that help to further the use of film as a story-telling medium and have a majority of their production work take place in North Carolina.
WHAT IS FOOTCANDLE?
Footcandle Film Society was founded in 2008 and has provided the citizens of Catawba County with an opportunity to view and discuss films that have traditionally not been available or shown in theaters in the area. The film society has shown at least one film per month since its inception, with the films ranging from documentaries, foreign narratives, and award-nominated movies of all genres. The screenings all include moderated discussions of the films. In addition to the monthly film screenings, the film society also brings the annual Footcandle Film Festival and Children's International Film Festival events to Western North Carolina.