Next Film Screening:


A thrilling dramatic film plays at the Carolina Theater
Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th
at 7:00pm each night.

BREAKING stars John Boyega, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Connie Britton and is directed and co-written by Abi Damaris Corbin.

About the film:  Desperate for money and running out of options, Marine veteran Brian Brown-Easley holds several people hostage inside a bank, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with police.  The film is based on a real life story of a war veteran who faced mental and emotional challenges when he tried to reintegrate into civilian life.

Rated PG-13 for some violent content and strong language;  Running time 1 hour 43 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!

Watch the trailer for BREAKING

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.


The Footcandle Film Society and the City of Hickory are bringing outdoor movies to downtown every other Friday evening! This Friday, July 8th, we will be hosting a free outdoor screening of PADDINGTON starting at approx. 8:30pm. Come join us in Union Square near the Sails for this free family movie Friday night!

Listen to the Footcandle Films Podcast


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.

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