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All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula, USA, 138 minutes, Rating: PG

As a companion piece to These Amazing Shadows, we wanted to screen a seminal work that was recently accepted to the National Film Registry in 2010. This incredible film, winner of four Academy Awards, follows two young journalists, Woodward and Bernstein, as they uncover what seemed to be a minor break-in at the Watergate building in DC but instead turned out to be the downfall of President Richard Nixon.

American Grindhouse

Directed by: Elijah Drenner, USA, 80 minutes, Rating: MT

Spiritedly recounting the genealogy of American Exploitation Cinema, from early classics like Freaks and Reefer Madness to the days of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blaxploitation and beyond, the film is a subversive crash course on a lesser-known but equally influential side of American film history and features testimony from filmmakers including Joe Dante, John Landis and Larry Cohen.  Director to be in attendance for screenings

Bathing Micky

Directed by: Frida Kempff,
Denmark/Sweden
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14 minutes, Rating: MT

Micky has been a member of the local bathing club for almost half a decade. Every day, every season, she swims with her friends at her beloved bathing club. From her story we gain a perspective on ourselves, and on how our existence is but the fruit of coincidence.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Directed by: Craig McCall, UK, 90 minutes, Rating: TN

Essentially a master’s thesis on the life and work of famed cinematographer Jack Cardiff, Cameraman demonstrates for audiences the stunning work Cardiff created for the screen. Cinematographer of such seminal films as The Red Shoes, African Queen and Last Days of Pompeii, Jack Cardiff’s work in the film industry began in 1918 and has left the world with an unforgettable film legacy.  Director to be in attendance for screenings

Mr. Happy Man

Directed by: Matt Morris,
USA/Bermuda
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11 minutes, Rating: TN

For the last three decades, Bermuda's most beloved resident, Johnny Barnes, has dedicated his life to making the world a happier place in his own unique way.

Mr. Hypnotism

Directed by: Bradley Beesley, USA, 14 minutes, Rating: MT

Mr. Hypnotism chronicles the bizarre riches to rags story of legendary stage hypnotist Dr. Dante. He was once married to Lana Turner, and is considered -- by some -- to have been one of the most notorious con-men of the 20th century.

Patty - This Is My Normal

Directed by: Martin Tucker, USA, 22 minutes, Rating: MT

In this first person account, Patty talks about her life as a hobo, where her only possessions are an 80-pound backpack, a guitar and her dog Ashes.  Patty waxes philosophical about the life she’s come to know and love, addressing everything from religion and politics to personal safety, relationships and even her choice of trains in the process.

Space Tourists

Directed by: Christian Frei, Switzerland, 98 minutes, Rating: TN

In Space Tourists, director Christian Frei examines an age-old dream of man: the desire to leave our planet as a “normal person” and travel into outer space.  For 20 million dollars, the American Anousheh Ansari was able to fulfil this childhood dream, and this remarkable documentary follows her journey into space and shows everyday life as it is on the International Space Station.

The Class (Entre les Murs)

Directed by: Laurent Cantet, France, 128 minutes, Rating: PG-13

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he navigates a full school year with his students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. But, this year, things are different because when the students begin to challenge his methods, François finds his classroom ethics put to the ultimate test.  The film will be introduced by Dr. Tim Palmer, an Associate Professor of Film Studies at UNC-Wilmington.  Dr.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Directed by: Paul Bonesteel, USA, 82 minutes, Rating: TN

Equal parts poet, troubadour, journalist, historian, and philosopher, Carl Sandburg stood as one of the most towering and singular cultural figures of the 20th century.  A delightful and uplifting amalgam of archival footage, commentary, spoken word performance and songbook selections, the film is a worthy edifice to a monumental American.  World Premiere - Director to be in attendance for screenings

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