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Calling All Filmmakers and Cinephiles Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 24, 1:00 PM – Registration required Lighting for Documentary Interviews In this FREE workshop, we will explore the various lighting techniques and equipment used for documentary-style on-camera interviews. Among the techniques to be demonstrated will be classical three-point lighting, the run and gun, one […]

BEYOND Goes Virtual in 2020

  Bringing Beyond to Your Home! In light of COVID-19, BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival will look very different this year. Our aim is to bring the latest and greatest short films to your living room. Because so many film festivals have pivoted to digital extravaganzas, there’s new opportunity to connect with audiences, inviting people […]

100 Years Ago…

Celebrating the 19th Amendment We had planned to feature a special screening of Iron Jawed Angels to mark the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Even though it was cancelled (because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic), we feel it is important to acknowledge this momentous day in history. On August 26, 1920, the 19th […]

Trivia Winners!

Trivia Winners! Congratulations! TRIVIA TUESDAY Last year’s BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival featured the writers for what blockbuster with a star-studded cast? Name our 2019 feature, and the film’s 2 actors whose careers include Oscar wins. Answer: “Batman Forever,” Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor for “The Fugitive”) and Nicole Kidman (Best Actress for “The Hours”). […]

A Joker Sighting, Trivia Winners, and More

  Blog of the Week We all need a pause from this “new normal”. How do you get away? When I look around I see people running, biking, painting, meditating, paddle boarding, swimming, and water skiing, to name a few. Check out ScreenCrush’s Joker sighting on the East River. This guy knows how to mix […]

Streaming Messages, Movies, and a Podcast

Marquee Messages to Local Graduates If you’ve been following local news then you know that the Cary Graduates Together showcase is well underway.  Happy faces of 2020 high school graduates are being streamed on two brick walls of the Cary Arts Center from now through mid August.  Each week features photos of graduates from a […]

Inspiration

Inspiration Inspiration is that feeling of enthusiasm that you get from someone or something, that gives you new and creative ideas. If you’ve been following these eBlasts, you know we’ve been researching and gathering ideas about how to reopen safely and how to move forward with our signature events, Beyond: The Cary Film Festival and […]

Film Festival News, Trivia Winners, and Zombiepalooza

Interstate 8 Featured in Cannes Marché du Film Anne Thieme’s short, Interstate 8 was recently featured in Cannes Marché du Film Online screenings, on Wednesday, June 24 and Friday, June 26. German Films and the FFA joined forces for the tenth time to present promising talents to the international industry in the short film initiative […]

Reimagining Future Happenings

Phase 2 Continues  Who knew back in March that our theater would remain dark well into the summer? Even so, we’re keeping a positive outlook and diligently working from our coffee tables, porches, and back patios to “reimagine” the live theater and movie-going experience with safety and social distancing measures in mind. While we don’t […]