Film http://whqr.org en Cinematique Presents "Ida" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-ida <p class="p1">Follow Anna (later revealed to be Ida), a novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, as&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">she enters on a painful, eye-opening journey into her family's past. Sent by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Mother Superior of her convent to visit her only living relative, Aunt&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wanda, Anna uncovers the secrets of her family; secrets that are heavily&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">shaded by the Holocaust and her family's ties to the Communist Party. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:54:27 +0000 Alexa Doran 58510 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents "Ida" Cinematique Presents "SnowPiercer" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-snowpiercer <p class="p1">A must-see sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host), starring Chris&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Evans, </span>Tilda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Swinton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and John Hurt.Tthis film focuses on the aftermath of a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> failed global-warming experiment that ends up killing off most life on the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">planet. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:31:49 +0000 Alexa Doran 58509 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents "SnowPiercer" Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue http://whqr.org/post/catlin-challenger-jordan-identifies-film-signature-issue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Isabelle Shepherd reports.</span></p><p>District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:27 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58278 at http://whqr.org Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-kemp-burdette-and-filmmaker-sol-weiner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cape Fear </span>Riverkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kemp </span>Burdette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.&nbsp; A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:21:15 +0000 Jemila Ericson 55764 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-lunchbox <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Don't miss this touching portrait of friendship, a film being hailed as one of the best films of the year! Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her husband at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:02:08 +0000 WHQR Staff 54965 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox Cinematique Presents: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-grand-budapest-hotel <p>Don't miss this star-studded new film from Wes Anderson! <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em> recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.<br /> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:31:51 +0000 Staff 54539 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Cinematique Presents: "Tim's Vermeer" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-tims-vermeer <p>Don't miss this compelling, true drama for the art lover! Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically -- 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Directed by the illusionist and magician Teller. (PG-13 1hr, 20min)</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:15:15 +0000 Staff 53952 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Tim's Vermeer" Cinematique Presents: "Le Week-End" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-le-week-end <p>This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy drama about a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon to try to rekindle their past romance. <em>Le Week-End</em> stars Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Another Year) and Lindsay Duncan (About Time, Alice in Wonderland, Mansfield Park), both delivering exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a couple hoping the romance of a Parisian vacation can rekindle their relationship.</p><p>Don't miss this romantic romp through the streets of Paris. (R, 1hr, 30min)</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:36:40 +0000 Staff 52900 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Le Week-End" Midday Interview: Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff on the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-jude-eden-and-peggy-pancoe-rosoff-wilmington-jewish-film-festival <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jude Eden and Peggy </span>Pancoe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Rosoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;stopped by to speak with us about the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival being held this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at </span>Thalian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall. &nbsp;Full details available on their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonJewishFilmFestival">Facebook Page.</a></span></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:28:42 +0000 Jemila Ericson 52840 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff on the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Midday Interview: Dan Brawley on "An Evening on the Red Carpet" http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-dan-brawley-evening-red-carpet <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Jemila Ericson 51119 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Dan Brawley on "An Evening on the Red Carpet"