ChathamArts 100-Mile Sustainable Cinema Film Series

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment


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!



Friday January 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m.LOOKING FOR MS. LOCKLEAR by music/comedy internet stars Rhett and Link ( 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


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.

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Second Cinema: Rich Gurnsey / WELCOME TO CREEPYVILLE

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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.

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Second Cinema: October 2009

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment
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Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival announces dates for 2009.

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

(Smithfield, North Carolina, USA) – The Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival, scheduled for November 18, 19, 20, 21, 2009, will be a celebration of contemporary independent films from around the world in a wide variety of genres.  

This Year, our emphasis…“Getting People Interested in Film

Activities at the AG Indie Film Fest will include:
-Media Reception
-Kick Off Party
-Ava’s Midnight Walk 
-Wrap Party
-Discussion Panels
-Mad Hatter Party
-Breakfast with the Filmmakers
-North Carolina Main Street Filmmaking Program Workshop
-Guest M. C. s.

A Grassroots Effort.  This year, the AG Indie Film Fest has focused on spreading the word primarily on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and friends telling friends.  Our budget was lower this year because of reduced sponsorship.  With the struggling economy, we felt we needed to show how to run a successful Festival using free and cost-effective resources.

In this vein, we feel the AG Indie Film Fest is important not only to the local community but to the filmmakers as we have found that the economy has affected the Indepenedent Film Community.  Lots of Film Festivals have suffered as a resutl, many have folded.  In an effort to support this community, the AG Indie Film Fest main focus this year will be the films.

Time Line for the AGIFF:

Monday Oct. 26, 2009 Final Film Submission Deadline.

Wednesday Oct.14, 2009 Prescreen Submissions.  Help preview and select which movies to screen during the Third AG Indie Film Fest.
7:00 and 8:15pm.  RSVP  River City Arts, 109 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC

Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009 Prescreen Submissions.  Help preview and select which movies to screen during the Third AG Indie Film Fest.
7:00 and 8:15pm.  RSVP  River City Arts, 109 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC

Sunday Nov. 1, 2009 Medial Reception, 3pm, River City Arts, 109 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC  We’ll invite the Media over and treat them with a taste of the AG Indie Film Fest.  We’ll screen a movie or two, have some food and drinks, pass out passes and treat you like a King or Queen for all the hard work you do.  RSVP please.

Thursday Nov. 5, 2009 Volunteer Orientation, 7pm, River City Arts, 109 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC

Sunday Nov. 8, 2009 Volunteer Orientation, 3pm, River City Arts, 109 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC

Wed Nov. 18, 2009 Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival, Smithfield, NC

Wed. Nov. 18, 2009 Kick off party.  We’ll screen an indie movie followed by a little party to kick things off.

Thurs Nov. 19, 2009 Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival, Smithfield, NC

Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009 Licorice Party  8pm.  Location TBA

Fri Nov. 20, 2009 Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival, Smithfield, NC

Fri. Nov. 20, 2009 Mad Hatter Party.  Grab your favorite hat and take a dash to the (location TBA) for food and fun!

Fri. Nov. 20, 2009 Ava’s Midnight Walk.  We’ll meet at midnight, at RCA and from there stroll around downtown Smithfield to get a first hand view of what Ava saw as she walked around Smithfield when she would take a break form Hollywood and Europe.  We’ll stop by the Orchard House for late night Coffee and Coconut Cake, visit the Hotel she would sleep in, visit the Howell Theater (where she first saw her first movie on the big screen) then stroll up to the gravesite and light candles.  We’ll play Ava triva as we stroll.  


Sat Nov. 21, 2009 Third Annual Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival, Smithfield, NC

Sat. Nov. 21, 2009 Breakfast with the Filmmakers, Gandolfo’s New York Deli – 224 E Market St, Smithfield – (919) 934-9100

Sat Nov. 21, 2009 Wrap Party 11pm.  Location TBA

Filmmakers are welcomed to submit.  Final Deadline is Oct. 12, 2009 Submission info.

Volunters are needed before, during, and after the Festival.  From running errands to running the projector, we can use your help.

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September 28, 2009 Leave a comment
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filmSPARK 2009 stops by Second Cinema

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

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


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Century Center Cinema returns for 3rd Season Saturday, September 26th!

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment


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
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