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  • 3 Dec 2018 12:16 PM | Chris Frye (Administrator)

    Director Steve McQueen returns to the big screen with a heist film centered around a group of widows left to clean up their criminal husbands' mess. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on "Widows" as well as the straight-to-Netflix Cohen Brothers anthology film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Cinema related news items follow the pair of reviews, with film recommendations closing out the show.

    Reviews: "Widows", "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"

    Recommendations: "Ozark", "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead"

  • 3 Dec 2018 12:14 PM | Chris Frye (Administrator)



    Recommendations: "The Kindergarten Teacher", "Halloween (2018)"

    Reviews: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "The Old Man & the Gun"

  • 3 Dec 2018 12:11 PM | Chris Frye (Administrator)

    Director Damien Chazelle returns to the multiplex with a film that isn't centered around music but instead tells the story of astronaut Neil Armstrong in "First Man". After sharing their thoughts on this recent release, Alan and Chris celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic "Halloween" by discussing what works and doesn't on this genre defining film by John Carpenter. News & movie recommendations round out this episode.

    Recommendations: "Bisbee '17", "Stronger"

  • 3 Dec 2018 11:55 AM | Chris Frye (Administrator)

    With the arrival of Bradley Cooper's remake of "A Star Is Born" starring himself and Lady Gaga in theaters it is safe to say the Oscar-bait season has officially begun. Alan & Chris discuss Mr. Cooper's first directorial effort followed by reviews of the smaller independent film "Puzzle" and the comic book adaptation misfire "Venom" starring Tom Hardy.

    Recommendations: "Sorry to Bother You", "Best of All Worlds"

  • 9 Oct 2018 7:54 AM | Alan Jackson (Administrator)

    October has arrived. Time for pumpkin spice lattes and a recap of the 4th annual Footcandle Film Festival. Along with recounting festival highlights, Alan & Chris share a review of American Animals – a film which was featured in this year's festival as a special presentation.

    Recommendations: "Night of the Living Dead (1968)", "Rampage"

    Review: "American Animals"

  • 18 Sep 2018 8:01 AM | Alan Jackson (Administrator)

    Two smaller independent films are on the agenda today with reviews of "Leave No Trace" and "Borg vs McEnroe". Next on the news roundup you hear about films getting their debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and what exactly is going on with the "Popular Film" Oscar. Recommendations round out the episode as well as a chance for you to receive a free 2018 Footcandle Film Festival t-shirt (if you're the first one to email the correct answer after consulting your friend named Google).

    Recommendations: UndefeatedThe Post

    Reviews: Leave No Trace & Borg vs McEnroe

  • 16 Jul 2018 1:12 PM | Alan Jackson (Administrator)

    This episode features reviews of two sequels. One was fourteen years in the making, the other a paltry three revolutions of the sun. Listen in and find out which our hosts prefer. Recommendations round out the show… no news this time but fear not. We'll have some silver screen buzz on the next episode.


  • 13 Feb 2018 9:27 PM | Alan Jackson (Administrator)

    Review four movies and still have the typical segments of news & recommendations? Are our hosts nuts? Yes and Yes.

    Recommendations: "A Futile & Stupid Gesture", "Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon", & "The Visit"

    Reviews: "In the Fade", "The Shape of Water", "Lady Bird", & "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

  • 24 Mar 2017 10:32 PM | Alan Jackson (Administrator)

    Footcandle Film Society, in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College, will be screening the documentary “Miracle: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Battled Polio and Won” on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.

    “Miracle” is a cumulative work of the faculty of Catawba Valley Community College and its service community to understand and interpret the 1944 Polio Epidemic, Catawba County’s single most formative event.  Professor Richard Eller and some of those involved in the production of the film will be in attendance and discussing the film afterwards.

    Tickets are free for all current film society members, although any donations to CVCC would help with their future productions.  All guests (non-film society members) would need to purchase a ticket at the door for $5.00 each.

    CVCC will also be bringing copies of the accompanying book — “Polio, Pitchforks, and Perseverance: How a North Carolina County Named Catawba Built a ‘Miracle‘” — for attendees to purchase.  The book is 12 diverse essays that examine the war, polio, and the war on polio that took place in our area in 1944.  The book is a Redhawk Publication, a subsidiary of Catawba Valley Community College. The book was written by students, faculty, and staff of CVCC as well as members of the colleges’ community partners including the Catawba County Historical Museum in Newton, NC. The Catawba County Historical Museum receives a portion of every sale of the book.

Contact Footcandle Film Society:

Post Office Box 9123, Hickory, North Carolina 28603

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Footcandle Film Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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