UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
May Newton-Conover Film Screening
THE FRONT RUNNER
Monday, May 20th
Newton-Conover Auditorium, Newton
7:00pm • $5.00 for all tickets
The Footcandle Film Society will be screening the film THE FRONT RUNNER on Monday, May 20th at the Newton-Conover Auditorium near Downtown Newton. The showtime is 7:00pm.
This screening is part of a monthly film series at the Newton-Conover Auditorium hosted by the Footcandle Film Society. An optional discussion of the film will take place in the auditorium immediately after the conclusion of the film. There will be beer, wine, beverage and refreshments for sale before the film. The screening is open to the public and all potential future film society members are welcome; no membership to the film society is required to attend the screening.
About the film: Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life..
This film is rated R for language including some sexual references.
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.
Admittance to the monthly film screenings
Invitation to special film screenings throughout the year
Advance ticket sales to the annual Footcandle Film Festival
Annual "Oscar Night Party" and Annual Meeting