Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Hickory Community Theatre

    Special Film Event:  PURPLE DREAMS

    Winner of the 2017 Footcandle Film Festival's Audience Favorite Award

    Free and Open to the Public, Thursday, August 22nd, 7:00pm at the HICKORY COMMUNITY THEATRE

    With special guest Corey Mitchell, the musical theatre and theatre teacher featured in the film and currently in Hickory to work with the Hickory Community Theatre directing the upcoming production of Hair

    Hickory Community Theatre, the Footcandle Film Society and the United Arts Council of Catawba County are partnering to bring the inspiring documentary “Purple Dreams” to Hickory for a one night showing on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00pm.  

    Directed by Joanne Hock, “Purple Dreams” follows the talented and driven students of Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts, as black youth stereotypes are turned upside-down.  A three-year journey serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion, while embracing the transformative power of their arts education as they audition, rehearse, and perform the first ever full-length high school production of The Color Purple, a Broadway musical based on Alice Walker’s award-winning novel. 

    Corey Mitchell, the musical theatre and theatre teacher at Charlotte’s Northwest School of Arts who oversaw the high school production, and is featured in the documentary, is currently in Hickory to work with the Hickory Community Theatre, directing the upcoming production of the landmark rock musical Hair, which begins performances on September 6. 

    The film screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films starts at 7:00pm. Mitchell will be on hand to take questions from the audience following the film.

    "Purple Dreams" Trailer from GreyHawk Films on Vimeo.


    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 W 6th St, Newton NC

    August Newton-Conover Film Screening

    THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

    Monday, August 26th

    Newton-Conover Auditorium, Newton

    7:00pm  •  $5.00 for all tickets

    The Footcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary film THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM on Monday, August 26th 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:  are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Over the years, the desolate they purchase begins to thrive and its transformed.  This film was the winner of the Best Documentary awards at the Sedona International Film Festival and has been nominated or won awards at several other festivals in recent months.

    This film is rated PG for mild thematic elements.

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block

    Visit www.footcandlefilmfestival.com for information about this year's festival!

    The Footcandle Film Festival is designed to bring unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western North Carolina every September. The festival is being held by the founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 650-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis.  The society was formed in late 2007 by Alan Jackson & Chris Frye.  The inaugural film festival was held in September of 2015.

Past events

8 Aug 2019 August Hickory Film Screening: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
7 Aug 2019 August Hickory Film Screening: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
22 Jul 2019 Newton-Conover Film Screening: OPHELIA
18 Jul 2019 International Short Films Night
11 Jul 2019 July Hickory Film Screening: AMAZING GRACE
10 Jul 2019 July Hickory Film Screening: AMAZING GRACE
24 Jun 2019 Newton-Conover Film Screening: TEA WITH THE DAMES
13 Jun 2019 June Hickory Film Screening: THE PUBLIC
12 Jun 2019 June Hickory Film Screening: THE PUBLIC
20 May 2019 Newton-Conover Film Screening: THE FRONT RUNNER
16 May 2019 Special Film Screening: FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
9 May 2019 May Hickory Film Screening: Gloria Bell
8 May 2019 May Hickory Film Screening: Gloria Bell
11 Apr 2019 April Hickory Film Screening: APOLLO 11
10 Apr 2019 April Hickory Film Screening: APOLLO 11
31 Mar 2019 Classics at the Drendel: CASABLANCA
25 Mar 2019 March Newton-Conover Screening: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
14 Mar 2019 March Hickory Film Screening: STAN & OLLIE
13 Mar 2019 March Hickory Film Screening: STAN & OLLIE
25 Feb 2019 Community Screening: PURPLE DREAMS
24 Feb 2019 2019 Oscar Viewing Party
18 Feb 2019 February Newton-Conover Screening: 2019 Oscar Live Action Shorts
14 Feb 2019 February Hickory Film Screening: SHOPLIFTERS
13 Feb 2019 February Hickory Film Screening: SHOPLIFTERS
6 Feb 2019 Special Film Screening: FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
28 Jan 2019 January Newton-Conover Screening: The Wife
10 Jan 2019 January Hickory Film Screening: The Favourite
9 Jan 2019 January Hickory Film Screening: The Favourite
17 Dec 2018 Newton-Conover Screening - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
13 Dec 2018 Hickory Film Screening: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
12 Dec 2018 Hickory Film Screening: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
26 Nov 2018 Newton-Conover Film Screening: IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE
18 Nov 2018 Classics at the Drendel: CITIZEN KANE
8 Nov 2018 October 2018 Membership Screening: The Old Man & The Gun
7 Nov 2018 October 2018 Membership Screening: The Old Man & The Gun
4 Nov 2018 Film Screening: COMING HOME, Carolina Theater
22 Oct 2018 Film Screening: HEARTS BEAT LOUD, Newton-Conover Auditorium
11 Oct 2018 October 2018 Film Screening: "Puzzle"
10 Oct 2018 October 2018 Film Screening: "Puzzle"
28 Sep 2018 Footcandle Film Festival
13 Sep 2018 September 2018 Film Screening: "Leave No Trace"
12 Sep 2018 September 2018 Film Screening: "Leave No Trace"
9 Aug 2018 August 2018 Film Screening: "Three Identical Strangers"
8 Aug 2018 August 2018 Film Screening: "Three Identical Strangers"
12 Jul 2018 July 2018 Film Screening: "RBG"
11 Jul 2018 July 2018 Film Screening: "RBG"
28 Jun 2018 International Short Films Night

Contact Footcandle Film Society:

Post Office Box 9123, Hickory, North Carolina 28603

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