Online Film Screening: WILMINGTON ON FIRE

If you didn’t get to attend our screening of WILMINGTON ON FIRE on Wednesday, October 27th, you can watch the full film ONLINE from now until Wednesday, November 3rd (one week) at the link below.
Thank you to director Christopher Everett for attending and engaging with our audience during a Question and Answer session after the film; that discussion will be available online later today on this same page.
The documentary WILMINGTON ON FIRE is about the 1898 race massacre in Wilmington which resulted in the only documented coup d’état in the history of the United States in which a democratically elected municipal government was overthrown by a vigilante white mob resulting in the deaths of untold numbers of Black civilians.


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.

Currently Playing in the Footcandle Online Cinema


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DOCUMENTARY About the film: Using new archival sources and unprecedented access, master documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) reveals the story behind one of the most

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DOCUMENTARY About the film: Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy builds a multi-million dollar empire by baking America’s favorite pastry — the donut. This documentary tells Ted Ngoy’s story

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