At drive-in theaters, the best seats are reserved for punctual elitists and fashionably late monster trucks. Avoid the perils of Hobbesian parking battles by settling into a cozy seat with today's deal: for $30, you get a five-day movie pass to the Charlotte Film Festival. With the exception of the screening of Soundtrack for a Revolution, the 5-day movie pass grants one eager audience member access to any screenings scheduled from Monday, September 20, to Friday, September 24. All shows take place at either the luxurious EpiCentre Theatres on East Trade Street or within the cozy vintage walls of Regal Park Terrace Cinemas 6 on Park Road.
Throughout the Charlotte Film Festival, projectors will flicker with fresh-faced and classic cinema spanning the subject-style spectrum. From compelling documentaries to inventive indie flicks, highlights include Skateland, a roller-skate-riddled homage to the early ’80s featuring Twilight’s Ashley Greene, and Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 oddity House, a colorful blend of evil spirits, collages, and psychedelic schoolgirls. Also on the weeknight docket are two soon-to-be-announced award-winning features in the documentary and narrative categories, both of which will face stiff competition from current favorite Flubber. For a crisp picture of what's to come, check out the full schedule and synopsis listings online.
Although online reviews for the Charlotte Film Festival are still growing, many local online and print publications have featured it, including the Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, Examiner.com Charlotte, and VisitSouth. More than 950 Facebookers are fans of the festival.
- From as far away as Germany there have been visitors to the annual Charlotte film festival in hopes of seeing the next generation of film makers [sic] ignite the industry. – Franklin O’Dell, Examiner.com
- The festival gives filmgoers the chance to see movies outside of Hollywood’s mainstream, and created by artists in their own backyard. – Ericka Foster, VisitSouth