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4:58 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling?

This week's topic:  Film Incentives in North Carolina

Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.  In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.  But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.  

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Midday Interview -5/28/14
1:21 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner

Weiner (left) and Burdett @WHQR
WHQR Staff

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.  A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film. 

For more information, visit CapeFearRiverwatch.org

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April 10th, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
10:50 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Cinematique: "12 Years A Slave" (One Night Only)

Official Movie Poster

Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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Midday Interview - 4/2/14
1:28 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Midday Interview: Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff on the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Studio 1 @ WHQR
Staff

 Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff stopped by to speak with us about the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival being held this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Thalian Hall.  Full details available on their Facebook Page.

 

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Midday Interview -3/7/14
3:37 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Charlon Turner on The 13th Annual NC Black Film Festival

NC Black Film Fest

  Charlon Turner of the Black Arts Alliance spoke to us about The 13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival.

The festival runs March 13th-16th in Wilmington. For a full schedule and for more information visit this wesbsite. 

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Midday Interview -2/25/14
1:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Dan Brawley on "An Evening on the Red Carpet"

Mary Bradley and the Cucalorus Guys at WHQR!
Staff

 

Today I talked with Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Cucalorus Film Festival.  They have a fundraiser coming up Sunday night from 7:30 to midnight at EUE Screen Gems called An Evening on the Red Carpet.  Tickets available at Cucalorus.org

 

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April 21-23, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:43 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Enemy" (New Time, 7PM)

"Enemy" Official Poster

Nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, well in advance of it's official release, Enemy is already dazzling international audiences. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky, Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, is a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller about a man who discovers an exact physical double of himself.

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April 14-16, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:34 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Gloria" (New Time, 7PM)

"Gloria" Official Movie Poster

Gloria, Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, stars Paulina García in a tour de force performance that captured the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults.

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April 7-9, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "The Past" (New Time, 7PM)

Official Movie Poster

An official Selection at Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2013 and winner of Best Actress (Berenice Bejo) at Cannes, The Past is one of the season's best foreign films. Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize a divorce from his estranged wife Marie (Bejo) so she can marry her boyfriend (Tahar Rahim).

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March 10-12, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
11:41 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Her" (New Time, 7PM)

"Her" Official Poster

This unconventional love story from Spike Jonze received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system.

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