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Earthcaster Profiles North Carolina’s Thomas Sayre

November 10, 2016 – 6:38 pm

The work of Raleigh artist Thomas Sayre is the product of a creative process that seeks to find a balance between unhealthy or unproductive extremes. In Earthcaster, the documentary profiling Sayre, it is said that his work “changes the landscape but doesn’t take it over.” The process of making large sculptures from the land that become a part of the landscape is one the artist describes as “being in control, but not….”

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2016 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

August 1, 2016 – 8:51 pm
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The North Carolina Film Critics Association is pleased to announce the schedule for its fifth annual awards honoring the best achievements in film. This year the NCFCA will be voting on two additional categories: Best Special Effects and Best Cinematography.  Read the full story »

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Barbara Kopple Talks Awards, Film Families, and Miss Sharon Jones!

October 20, 2016 – 8:23 pm
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Few directors, whether they work on documentaries or feature films, are as esteemed as Barbara Kopple.

Among other prizes, Kopple has won two Academy Awards for documentary features (Harlan County U.S.A. and American Dream), three Directors Guild of America Awards, and Audience, Filmmaker, and Grand Jury prizes from the Sundance Film Festival.

Given the recognition she has earned over a diverse and productive career, I asked Kopple, somewhat skeptically, whether awards, at this point in her career, still matter.

“More than ever,” was her surprising reply. “They matter so much.” Read the full story »

Toronto International Film Festival Kicks Off 2016 Awards Season

September 20, 2016 – 11:31 pm
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La La Land positions itself as Oscar favorite.

NCFCA at Real to Reel (2016)

July 29, 2016 – 5:46 pm
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This week, NCFCA member Noel T. Manning II is doing his best to draw attention to Real to Reel, the annual festival at King’s Mountain.

NCFCA Member Heather M. Griffiths Earns 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

July 29, 2016 – 12:19 am
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The NCFCA is proud to congratulate Heather M. Griffiths for earning a 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina school system.

NCFCA Member Teddy Durgin Publishes First Novel

July 10, 2016 – 7:23 pm
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Congratulations to NCFCA member Teddy Durgin on the publication of his first novel. 

NCFCA at Full Frame

April 8, 2016 – 12:55 pm
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The NCFCA has several members at Full Frame, sending reports about the best documentaries at the fest. We’ll be updating this page this weekend as reports come in for particular films.

2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Preview

April 3, 2016 – 10:13 pm
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NCFCA member Kenneth R. Morefield picks his five most anticipated films playing at next week’s documentary fest.
Not sure what to see? Check out his recommendations, or browse the full schedule. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

March 24, 2016 – 7:28 pm
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We”ll have reports from NCFCA members about the first big film of 2016, Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as reviews start rolling in.

Fantastic Lies Premieres at SXSW

March 14, 2016 – 5:33 am
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NCFCA member Ken Morefield got a sneak peek at the new ESPN documentary about the Duke Lacrosse case, and he says it’s a troubling, provocative summary of a case that rocked one of North Carolina’s …

Son of Saul

March 7, 2016 – 1:59 pm
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NCFCA member Andrew Spitznas recommends Son of Saul over at Secular Cinephile:

London Has Fallen

March 6, 2016 – 1:06 am
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Election season brings us another president in peril story. How did NCFCA critics review London Has Fallen?