We will be showing the documentary GASLAND to inform folks about the dangers of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking). This process has not been allowed in NORTH CAROLINA but there is a bill in the House that would change that (SB76). This bill endangers water and air quality in many parts of the state. There will be info about the bill and the people who want to Frack NC. JOIN US ON THURSDAY NIGHT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT!
We're pleased to announce a special pre-screening of Wagonmasters, an excellent new documentary from WFU graduate filmmakers Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski. Wagonmasters was recently featured on the New York Times' Auto-Blog, as well as Autosavant.com. Check out a preview below and come to the free screening on Saturday night, September 15!
Winston native Daniel Peddle comes to town with his collection of
paintings inspired by his feature length documentary, Trail Angels.
Opening reception is Friday December 2nd, 7-9p.m. Show runs through December 31st.
Trail Angels will be shown at 8 p.m. A brief Q&A with the director/artist will follow the screening.
"Four years ago, while making his second feature documentary, Trail
Angels, Peddle encountered what hikers call “the green tunnel”, a
hallucinatory effect wherein the woods seem to engulf one’s path. These
dreamlike moments walking behind a friend in the forest became the
catalyst to a much larger truth: “The earth wants you back,” he
explains. “It is always waiting to receive you.” The experience returned
him to a youth spent playing in the abandoned barns and empty houses
immersed in the thickets of rural North Carolina. Peddle’s work comments
on the power and beauty of rot, which points always to this undeniable
fact: in spite of our increasing separation from the natural world, the
frothing shore will eventually devour us."
Peddle’s second film is a portrait of a subculture. Here a community
based on kindness and simplicity emerges from the backwoods of America.
The film follows four unsung heroes, who make it their quest to help the
seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five
million footsteps. The film debuted on The Documentary Channel in 2011
as part of their series “Across America”."