NEXT TUESDAY Nov. 24th- Love Lived on Death Row, 7:00-9:00 pm
The Fearrington Village Barn, Pittsboro (Hwy 15-501, midway btw. Chapel Hill & Pittsboro) Admission at door $5 for adults/$3 for students. Cash beverage/bar available during films. Admissions proceeds benefit ChathamArts and its arts & education programs and its future Youth Documentary Arts Program at SAGE Academy.
Chatham County filmmaker Linda Booker’s documentary chronicles the remarkable story of the Syriani sibling’s journey from hate and anger to love and forgiveness for their father who murdered their mother in 1990. After 14 years of estrangement, their miraculous reconciliation led them to a campaign for his clemency that captured the nation’s attention on The Larry King Show. Prior to the film: Anoushka Brod, Mary Beth Clark, Kerstin Lindgren, Pam Smith, Jane Allen and Betty Wilson present a theatrical reading of “For Strong Women”, a poem by award-winning author Marge Piercy presented on behalf of women who have survived violence or loss and held on to a deep capacity to love. Post screening Q&A with filmmaker Linda Booker. Visit the film’s website for more information.
“Love Lived on Death Row is an excellent model for how documentaries do more than just entertain. This outcome was evident with the quality of questions and dialogue with the [post-screening] panel members about the larger issues of the death penalty, reconciliation, forgiveness, and healing.”– Beth Davison, Associate Professor of Sociology, Appalachian State University
No Sustainable Cinema Screening in December – Peace and Happy Holidays!
COMING IN 2010
Friday January 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m. • LOOKING FOR MS. LOCKLEAR by music/comedy internet stars Rhett and Link (http://rhettandlink.com) whose web videos and “local commercials’ have garnered the attention of CNN, NPR, Forbes, The Huffington Post and the NY Times. Join us for a special screening of this award-winning documentary chronicling the filmmakers’ search for their first-grade teacher and the people they meet along the way. Filled with humor and heart, the Lumbee tribe is prominently featured in the movie, much of which takes place in Pembroke, Robeson County NC. Rhett and Link will be in attendance for Q&A and performing several songs. $10 advance tickets on sale now at http://www.chathamarts.org
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 7:00 p.m. • A NEW KIND OF LISTENING. A new documentary film by Kenny Dalsheimer. The story of a visionary director, a one-of-a-kind theater group, and a young man who could not speak, yet found the voice he had been looking for all his life. Together they prove that a small community arts project has the power to transform lives. http://www.anewkindoflistening.com
For more information go to http://www.chathamarts.org/programs/sustainablecinema09.html
Graphic designer Rich Gurnsey can now add animator and filmmaker to his list of titles. We had the great pleasure of having Gurnsey stop by Second Cinema to talk with us about his latest project, WELCOME TO CREEPYVILLE. We first heard of his film via our friends at filmSPARK and once we saw it, we knew we had to sit down with Rich and get WTC on the show. Check out the interview with Rich followed by a screening of WELCOME TO CREEPYVILLE.
Nene Kalu, co-organizer of this year’s filmSPARK event, stops by the studio to discuss filmSPARK 2009! FilmSPARK is part of SPARKcon, which is being held this Thursday, September 17th through Sunday, September 20th at ARTspace in downtown Raleigh. For more information visit them online at http://sparkcon.com/filmspark
Century Center Cinema returns for 3rd Season Saturday, September 26th!
We will continue the music theme from Carrboro’s Music Festival with the area premiere of MELLODRAMA (2008) Music Documentary by Dianna Dilworth
Plus, The World Premiere of the short Melting of the Globe (2009) Music Documentary Short by Nic Beery
Mellodrama explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron—the first musical keyboard to sample the sounds of other instruments from its birth in a California garage in the 1950s, through its dominance on concert stages in the 1970s, through its almost religious cult of followers in the 2000s.
Through the music of the Beatles, the Zombies, and the Moody Blues, the Mellotron became the “instant magic sound.”
Mellodrama is presented in conjunction with The Revolve Film & Music Festival
Melting of the Globe is a 14 minute short that follows Orange County musician Jay Manley and Fretted instrument maker Wes Lambe as they design and build a new 21 string guitar that features the best of an electric guitar and a sitar. Jay discusses how his environment inspired this instrument. Produced by Nic Beery.
Doors are at 6:30pm
Films are at 7pm, in Carrboro. NC’s Century Hall in The Century Center, Corner of Weaver Street and N. Greensboro Street.
$4.00 per person
Popcorn and soda served
Curator – Nic Beery
Visit www.CenturyCenterCinema.com for more info.