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New. Southern. Film.

Building on more than a decade of success, Carrboro’s film festival begins a new chapter in 2019. In recent years, the South has produced numerous independent films that challenge and expand our understanding of Southern culture. In an effort to support what we see as a renaissance in Southern cinema, Carrboro Film Fest embraces its identity as a Southern institution and will present exclusively Southern films in a non-competitive setting. Come celebrate Southern cinema with us.

Tickets are $10 per film block, $20 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, and $40 for a weekend pass.

 

C-47 Filmmaking Frenzy: Free Screening

Sunday, Nov. 17, 12 PM, West End Theater

Locally produced films written, shot, and edited in 47 hours.

 

North Carolina Shorts

Sunday, Nov. 17, 1:30 PM, Wynn Theater

From North Carolina’s small towns to its biggest cities, these nine short films portray the drama and humor of life in the Old North State. A misfit band of girl scouts faces off with a hardened criminal. Two best friends use their imagination to navigate the travails of childhood. A family tries to escape a traumatic rite of passage. These stories and others showcase the cinematic talents of emerging and experienced filmmakers from across our beloved state.

Films in this block:

Merit Badges (6:15)
Graduation Day (7:00)
Knightdale Kings (10:20)
Shoot the Duck (8:07)
Gill (8:57)
Lorelei (7:05)
The Distraction Towers (12:44)
Camilla, Keep Your Word (15:14)
Cheat-Proof (19:20)

Some of the content might not be appropriate for children.

 

Thrasher Road + “Nashedonia”: Road Trip Movies

Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:30 PM, West End Theater

Soon after pregnant Chloe and her elderly dog, Thrasher, hit the road to escape the broken dreams of LA, they find themselves broken down and in need of rescuing. Chloe’s estranged father, Mac, is the only person available to help, and the three become reluctant traveling companions, stuck in a car with thousands of miles ahead of them. When Mac takes a disastrous detour in an impromptu attempt to find Chloe’s ex, the father and daughter’s attempt at reconciliation is put to the test. Thrasher Road is a beautifully filmed, emotionally resonant story of a father-daughter relationship set against the moving backdrop of America’s highways. 

In the opening short film “Nashedonia,” an uncultured, but Esperanto-speaking, young man embarks on a journey to honor his late father by taking his bequeathed guitar to Nashville.

 

You Gave Me a Song: Closing Night Film

Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 PM, Wynn Theater

Alice Gerrard’s musical career took her inside the cultural revolutions of the 20th century, breaking ground for women in bluegrass and challenging segregation during interracial music tours across the South. Now 84, Gerrard continues to perform, teach, and inspire the next generation. As she winds down her journey, You Gave Me A Song reveals her story and honors her legacy as a musician who has always been traditional but never conventional.

 

Here On Out + “The Old Man”: Filmed in NC

Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 PM, West End Theater

A group of childhood friends celebrates their college graduation with a trip to the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. As the fracturing of old relationships becomes apparent, so too does a looming threat that might endanger more than just their friendships. Here On Out makes its world premiere at Carrboro Film Fest.

In the opening short film “The Old Man,” a 70-something widower struggles to accept the signs of aging when his daughter suggests he move into an assisted living home.

Some of the content might not be appropriate for children.

 

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