Update: The winners are:
Liberty D Johnson
Modern Film Fest will take place in Kannapolis Friday, October 5th, 2012, to October 7th. Its worthy goal is to make independent films available for viewing in Cabarrus County and North Carolina. It gets prominent notice on Charlotte on the Cheap because it’s making these films affordable to everyone. Each individual film is only $4. Also, they offer flexible pass packages. The Film Enthusiast Package, at $18, includes five passes. The Weekend Package, at $35, includes ten packages, and The Family Package, at $65, includes twenty passes. With each of these packages, you can use them however you want. You can buy the individual package and invite nine friends to go with you to one movie. Or you can invite one friend to go to five with you. You just go to the box office and exchange the passes for tickets to the shows that you want to see.
The films will be shown in the beautiful Gem Theatre, 111 West 1st Street in Kannapolis. The Gem is one of a kind: just one screen, but 900 seats and a balcony.
Below I’ll included descriptions of the films, but first for the contest:
Win a Weekend Package to the Modern Film Fest. This includes 10 passes, to be exchanged for tickets to the films of your choice. There will be four winners. To enter:
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2. Leave a comment to this post.
3. The winners will be randomly selected from eligible entries on Friday, September 21st, 2012. I’ll email the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. Please make sure that email from email@example.com doesn’t go into your spam folder. If I don’t hear from the winner in that time frame I’ll move onto an alternate winner.
Friday Oct. 5 @ 8 p.m.
With the aide of his Enterprise crew, Captain Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan, from using his son’s life-generating device, Genesis, as the ultimate weapon. Special Guest, director Nichol… more »
The director of Wrath of Khan, Nicholas Meyer, will be there to participate in a Q&A after the film. There will be a costume contest before the screening. The costumes don’t have to be from Star Trek.
Saturday Oct. 5 @ 12 p.m.
Did blacks actively ‘fight’ for the Old South during America’s Civil War; and if so, why? Experts and historians hash out this 150-year-old debate. more »
Saturday Oct. 6 @ 3 p.m.
Along Core Sound lies a string of small fishing villages where many families have lived and worked for centuries, adapting to the harsh environment, unique ecosystem, and ever-changing geograp… more »
Saturday Oct. 6 @ 5 p.m.
In the small town of Midland, NC, Martin Hill has been collecting the artistic tools of master filmmakers. His story is one of passion and preservation, obsession and compulsion, expectation a… more »
Saturday Oct. 6 @ 7 p.m.
The story of a mentally challenged teenager who interacts with supernatural beings he calls “Watchers”. more »
Saturday Oct. 6 @ 9 p.m,
The story of a vampire relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman who will do anything to contact her dead brother.more »
Sunday Oct. 7 @ 1 p.m.
A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was “all ears”. So, starting in 2005, … more »
Sunday Oct. 7 @ 3 p.m.
This documentary tells the story of Cannon Mills and the City of Kannapolis. Using historical photos and interviews from former employees, this documentary shows the creation of a community th… more »
Sunday Oct. 7 @ 5 p.m.
The acclaimed musician’s rigorous touring year culminates in perpetual fever as he crosses the finish line on crutches from an onstage injury. Concert documentary features collaborators Martin… more »