September 26 Filmmakers Film Series
The Filmmakers Film Series presents CHUCKLEFEST at the Masonic Lodge at 142 West King Street. Chucklefest reaches deep into the vaults from the Golden Age of Comedy and beyond to present a FEATURE FILM beloved by all who remember drive-ins and the good old days...This program will be screened outdoors at dark.
This screening is part of Hillsborough Arts Council's Last Fridays. The show is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. For more information about the film series, contact Program Director Andrea DeGette or 919-644-8265.
Chucklefest returns this month with an all-cartoon program to be screened outdoors at the Masonic Lodge at 8:30 pm with hits from the golden era of movies. So bring your blankets or lawn chairs and be prepared to laugh! This screening is part of Hillsborough Arts Council's Last Fridays. This program is free and is appropriate for all ages.
Chucklefest reaches deep into the vaults from the Golden Age of Comedy and beyond to present a FEATURE FILM beloved by all who remember drive-ins and the good old days... This program will be screened indoors and outdoors respectively at 7:30 pm and 9 pm. This screening is part of Hillsborough Arts Council's Last Fridays. This program is free and is appropriate for all ages.
This month's theme will be "The Piano in Movies." Opening the show will be a performance by Alex Villeda, a student from Yanceyville. Alex will perform Chopin's Ballade in G minor, which was used in the movie "The Pianist." Afterwards we will present another installment of "Chucklefest" which reaches deep into the vaults to present short films from the Golden Age of Comedy - that's before most of you were born! This program features a silent film with live piano accompaniment by HAC's own Peter Estep. The accompaniment will be an assortment of Ragtime, Classical, & Novelty pieces assembled into a musical narrative for the plot of the movie. Half-hour screenings will be held at 7, 8, and 9 pm. The show is appropriate for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.
DRY MOON AND SHORT FILMS
This show includes award-winning short films by Andrea DeGette, Elizabeth Bouiss and Lisa Rinzler. There will be a reception and selections from DRY MOON--the locally produced independent feature brought to you by DeGette and her Filmmakers Cooperative.
This show reaches deep into the vaults to present an all new program of short films from the Golden Age of Comedy - that's before most of you were born! Come enjoy appearances from these comedies, plus lots of cartoons - this promises to be another crowd favorite of rib ticklers. Also, this program unveils something new--Funky Newsreels--special compilations of the wild, the wonderful and the wacky, by Durham filmmaker Tom Whiteside.
This show includes a comedy feature plus a cartoon! You're sure to get your ribs tickled, lol, crack up, die laughing (hopefully not), tickle your funny bone, get tickled pink, take a ribbing... "Straight from the 16mm film vault, selections from the classic comedies from the golden era..".
CHUCKLEFEST - LEAP YEAR SHOW
Filmmakers Film Series to screen CHUCKLEFEST--LEAP YEAR SHOW which only comes only every four years so don't miss it! You're sure to get your ribs tickled, lol, crack up, die laughing (hopefully not), tickle your funny bone, get tickled pink, take a ribbing... "Straight from the vault, selections from the 3 Stooges, Amos and Andy, Marx Brothers, or other classic comedies from the golden era..."
The Council will present a classic film. Members of the Council are eligible to attend. Call us for more information (919-643-2500). FREE TO MEMBERS (donations accepted).
NEW MAPS OF THE NEW WORLD:
EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS BY ROGER BEEBE
As part of his 55-day East Coast tour, filmmaker/programmer/professor Roger Beebe will be
presenting a program of his short films and videos in Hillsborough as part of the Filmmakers’
Film Series. His films and videos attempt to marry experimental forms with a documentary
interest in cinema as a means of engaging with pressing issues in our everyday lives. If the
works are diverse in subject matter—covering such disparate topics as women in the air force in
World War II, the origin of Shaquille O’Neal’s last name, and the horrors (and beauties) of
suburban sprawl—and are equally diverse in format—with work in both film (16mm, super 8mm,
regular 8mm) and video—they are united by their use of an ironizing poetics to cast a sidelong
glance on some often overlooked realities of 20th and 21st Century Americana.
COMEDIES AND CRAZY CLIPS:
SILENT AND NOT
From the archives of Durham Cinematheque comes this unique screening of short films, clips, excerpts, and buzz cuts from the Art Form of the 20th Century. Includes the absurd WC Fields comedy THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER, plenty of vintage television commercials, a few wacky musical numbers, more than one appearance by Charlie Chaplin, and some puzzling bits found on the cutting room floor. Tom Whiteside's short film DING DING DING will be included on this program. This program is appropriate for all ages, although some of it is pretty nutty!
Tom Whiteside has been making and collecting films for about 30 years. His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and other museums and galleries throughout the southeast, in London, and in Tokyo. His interests include experimental film, early film, and regional film history.
CARTOONS BY CANADIAN ANIMATORS
A program of animation curated by Matt Cartmill. The program will include little-known animated gems that are not likely to show up in theaters or on television.
JOHN HUSTON AND THE DUBLINERS
This month’s Filmmakers Film Series, screens Lilyan Sievernich's documentary, JOHN HUSTON AND THE DUBLINERS. At the age of eighty, John Huston completed work on a movie based on James Joyce's classic novella, THE DEAD. It was destined to be his last work and the crowning achievement of Huston's remarkable five-decade career winning the Best Film Award from the National Society of Film Critics. This moving documentary gives an inside account of the production capturing the spirit and brilliance of a Hollywood giant. Additionally, it provides keen insight and understanding into the work of Joyce. THE DEAD marked the first and only time Huston collaborated with both his son (screenwriter Tony Huston) and daughter (acclaimed actress Anjelica Huston) in a feature film. This unique family interplay as well as the grand filmmaker practicing his art, are finely detailed in JOHN HUSTON AND THE DUBLINERS.