Next Film Screening:


screening at the Carolina Theater
Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 9th
at 7:00pm each night.

LIVING  is an autumnal drama about a man reckoning with his life, anchored by a great Bill Nighy performance. The film has been nominated for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2023 Academy Awards.

About the film:  The film is directed by Oliver Hermanus from a screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, adapted from the 1952 Japanese film Ikiru directed by Akira Kurosawa, which in turn was inspired by the 1886 Russian novella “The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy. This iteration, set in 1953 London, depicts a bureaucrat (played by Nighy) in the county Public Works department facing a fatal illness. 

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and smoking;  Running time 1 hour 42 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 these in-theater film screenings!

Watch trailer for LIVING 

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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