Independent Films Scheduled for the Davis Theatre

Catching Dreams, The Modern Film Fest at the Davis series has scheduled films through April 2013.

The film series, which is a partnership between Modern Film Fest and the Cabarrus Arts Council, brings free screenings of independent films to the Davis Theatre.  A wide variety of films is included —  drama, comedy, documentary, shorts, even the classic horror movie Night of the Living Dead.  Often, the director or someone else related to the film there to talk about it and answer questions.  It’s a fun, casual and inexpensive way to spend an evening!

The next film is Catching Dreams on Friday, March 30, at 9 p.m. after the downtown Concord Art Walk. This documentary chronicles the eight-year journey of a one-time Olympic hopeful to reach the apex of his desire, becoming part of Cirque du Soleil.  Read more about it at

The other films scheduled are:

Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.  The Day Carl Sandburg Died.  A film about the life and times of the world-renowned poet, historian, storyteller and musician. 

Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.  Pig.   A mystery sci-fi thriller about a man who awakes with amnesia in the desert and undertakes a search for his past. 

Friday, June 15, 9 p.m., after Art Walk.  Redneck Roots. Billed as a “Southern fried love story,” this movie was filmed in our area and includes local people in the cast.

Friday, September 7, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. Wild Target.  A drama about a hitman whose attempt to retire may be thwarted by a beautiful thief. Features Emily Blount, Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint.

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7 p.m.  The Whisperer in Darkness. H. P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of alien terror filmed in the style of a 1930s horror film.

Friday, November 16, 9 p.m., after Art Walk.  Snitch.  Originally titled Witness Insecurity, this film set in and  around China Grove, NC, is the story of a young man torn between loyalty to the crime family who raised him and his conscience.  Features Edward Furlong, Ed Asner and Meat Loaf.

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7 p.m., The Trial. A capital case turns a small-town lawyer’s life around in this movie filmed in the Charlotte-metro area.  Features Matthew Modine and Rance Howard.

Friday, February 22, 2013, 9 p.m., after Art Walk.  Eyeborgs. An action thriller set in the near future filmed in the Winston-Salem area.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7 p.m.  Short films.

Friday, April 12, 9 p.m., 2013, after Art Walk.  Star Wars Uncut. Fans from around the world joined forces to create this truly different version of the popular film.

Look for lots more information about these films as we get closer to their screening dates.

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