Upcoming movie events

Documentary series continues Nov. 13 at WCU

Western Carolina University’s next film in its series from the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the theater of the A.K. Hinds University Center.

“Bag It,” a documentary about plastic bags, evolves into an investigation into plastic and its effect on the environment and people’s bodies. While directors Michelle Hill and Suzan Beraza are unable to tour with the film, “Bag It” narrator and front man Jeb Berrier, an actor and host for a morning television show on Plum TV, is scheduled to appear on their behalf.

WCU’s Arts and Cultural Events series, or ACE, in collaboration with South Arts, sponsors the tour of independent films and filmmakers that provides communities across the South access to smaller films and opportunities to join film directors in discussion. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments and a question-and-answer session will follow.

828.227.3622 or ledavis.wcu.edu or www.ace.wcu.edu.


Veteran’s Day ‘dinner and a movie’

The community is invited to attend “Dinner and a Movie” with a showing of “Courageous” from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day), at the High Street Baptist Church in Canton.

Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The kid-friendly menu features pizza, nachos, cookies and assorted soft drinks.

The movie begins at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

www.HighStreetBaptist.org or 828.648.8830.


An array of films showcased at library

A handful of films will be shown at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

Two films by Japanese filmmaker Makoto Shinkai will headline the anime program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The program of anime, or Japanese animation, begins with a morning session featuring several popular Japanese-language TV shows. Then, after a brief intermission, the movie program begins at 1:20 p.m.

A 1937 musical comedy featuring Fred Astaire will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. When a rumor spreads that young and wealthy Joan Fontaine will elope to marry an American, everyone assumes that it must be Astaire. While one schemer plots to bring them together, another plots to drive them apart and he has no idea why.

At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Charlie Brown in a pickle as his erstwhile friends impose upon the hapless would-be-host to provide a memorable and traditional Thanksgiving feast. The library will also be giving away one free movie check out voucher to each patron who attends the movie.   

All movies at the library are free and open to the public. The films are projected onto an 8-by-10-foot screen, with a theater-style sound system. Free popcorn and refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library.


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