Next Film Screening:

Film Screening: NINE DAYS

Carolina Theater • Wednesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 9th • 7:00pm each night This film is only available for in-person screenings in September. 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! About the film:  Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching live point-of-views on TV’s of people going about their lives until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own

Current Online Film Screening:

2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (LIVE ACTION) “Feeling Through”: A broke teen looks for shelter on a cold night. His random encounter with a middle-aged, deaf-blind man changes his course, possibly in more ways than one. Writer-director Doug Roland gets strong work from both performers: Robert Tarango actually is deaf and blind; Steven Prescod is convincing as a desperate kid who turns out to be a genuinely good person. “The Letter Room”: Oscar Isaac plays a corrections officer who takes over the job of scanning prisoner mail and gets involved in the lives revealed therein. It’s a well-acted, low-key drama that could be ready for expansion. “The Present”: A goodhearted Palestinian man takes his young daughter to pick up a gift for his wife; to do so, they must pass through an Israeli checkpoint. The stresses and humiliations complicating what should be a simple errand pile up, pushing him toward a potentially

The 2021 Footcandle Filmmaker Grant Fund is open for applications

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.

Join us for the 2021 Footcandle Film Festival!

The 7th annual Footcandle Film Festival will be held September 22nd-26th 2021!  Films have been announced and tickets are now available for this exciting event!


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


DOCUMENTARY Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through

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NARRATIVE  •  AUSTRALIA In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep

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DOCUMENTARY In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds

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DOCUMENTARY Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.

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DOCUMENTARY An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa. As a bonus, immediately following the film we’ve included a live Zappa performance

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DENMARK • SUBTITLED We are very happy to announce we have a new film available on our online cinema for the month of January in partnership with the

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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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