Film

Republican Gerald Benton is challenging Democratic incumbent Susi Hamilton for North Carolina House District 18. As the future of film in the state hangs in limbo, the two candidates differ in how they’d approach incentives. Gerald Benton says film only benefits two counties in North Carolina: Mecklenburg and New Hanover. If he were to push for the return of a tax incentive, he says he’d be indebted to the other 98 counties in the state: "The legislature, while I’m not sitting there, I know...

Saturday, February 7th marks Wilmington’s 13 th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 10am – 6:30pm on Saturday, February 7. Tickets are $7 general admission per film or $25 for an all day pass;...

Join us Monday, November 3 for a special screening event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. After the screening of his new film "Love is Strange," join us for an intimate Q&A with the filmmaker that all the critics are raving about. Love is Strange: After 40 years together Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) tie the knot in lower Manhattan. Just as quickly, George loses his job and the newly minted lovers are forced to find separate, if temporary, living situations....

Midday Interview: Filmmaker Joseph Johnson-Cami

Sep 5, 2014
Alexa Doran

Filmmaker Joseph Johnson- Cami is in town to screen his two latest films: Line 9 (about the environmental impact of pipelines running through Alberta, Canada) and The Shift (an exploration of humans' disconnect from nature). They will be shown Tuesday night from 7-9 in the auditorium of King Hall at UNCW. The filmmaker will be there for a discussion and Q and A. For details visit UNCW.edu .

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film The Trip , director Michael Winterbottom reunites comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. In this version, our heroes retrace the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy, all while indulging in sparkling banter and various impersonation-offs. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay of Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, cooking up a biting portrait of modern day...

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a priest who receives a death threat during confession and must find out who in his congregation is responsible before it's too late. Although he continues to comfort his daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister forces closing in. Will he have the courage to face his own personal Calvary? A brilliant performance by all, Calvary faces weighty issues with humor,...

Andrew Sleet

Some state legislators say they don’t see the positive economic impact of film in North Carolina. Wilmington’s film community is coming together to show them the big picture. If the current state budget passes as it stands, with a grant program for film production capped at ten million dollars, the local film crew base would be substantially cut. That’s according to Wilmington resident Andrew Sleet, a film location manager. Sleet is inviting all those who have been personally and financially...

Written and directed by legend Woody Allen, Magic in the Moonlight brings such talents as Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Antonia Clarke and Natasha Andrews together in a romantic comedy that is sure to enchant. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight is about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. (PG-13, 1hr 40 min) September 29-October 1, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00 pm Thalian Hall Main Stag...

Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks as artist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned. On Friday, August 8 at 8 pm at Jengo's Playhouse, Thomson will be offering a special live guided tour of her highly acclaimed image collection "A...

Cinematique Presents "The Grand Seduction"

Aug 5, 2014

When a small fishing village sets out in search of a local doctor in order to secure a business contract, they end up with big-city medicine man, Paul Lewis. The towns' citizens and government act in cohorts to get this unlikely addition to stay. (PG-13, 1h. 55 min) Monday-Friday, August 25-29, 7 pm Studio Theatre at Thalian Hall Buy Tickets Now http://youtu.be/5SILeUdh8Nk “A fish-out-of-water fable set within a fabulously scenic backdrop.” – The Washington Post "The movie equivalent of a...

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