Next Film Society Screening:

ORIGIN

screening at the Carolina Theater
Wednesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 8th
at 7:00pm each night.

Grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson (played by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery as she writes Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. What unfolds is a look at the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Running time for this film is 2 hours, 15 minutes. 

The 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!  
 

Watch trailer for ORIGIN 

poster for the 2023 film ORIGIN by Ava DuVernay

2024 Footcandle Filmmaker Grant Fund

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 grant money is intended to help a filmmaker move towards their goal of completing their project so that it can be submitted to national film festivals or secure a distribution arrangement.

The 2024 grant applications must be completed by May 30, 2024, and the award recipients will be notified no later than August 30 2024. The award(s) will be publicly presented at the 2024 Footcandle Film Festival during the weekend of September 27-29.

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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.

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