BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival to Screen 35 Films

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Town of Cary’s film festival received a record number of entries and 35 films have been selected to screen Oct. 7-10, 2021. The fourth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is produced by The Cary Theater. CARY, N.C. (October 4, 2021) – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is back in the […]

Zombiepalooza 2021 Costume Contest

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Calling All Goblins & Ghouls Enter Our Zombiepalooza Costume ContestThis year’s Zombiepalooza will take place in-theater at The Cary and include our annual costume competition. All Halloween costumes welcome, you don’t have to be a zombie. Top 3 win great prizes from our sponsors. Join us at the theater and enter Zombiepalooza’s All-Ages Costume Contest. […]

Celebrate Dr. King During Dreamfest

A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Town of Cary Dreamfest Programs Jan. 16-18, 2021Performances and films listed here will be available for viewing free of charge between Jan. 16-18, 2021.  Links to access the shows and to claim a ticket for the film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be added soon.Storyteller Willa Brigham An […]

Winners Announced at Zombie Film Fest

We are grateful for all the local filmmakers who participated in Zombiepalooza including the Best Of from last year.  And we couldn’t have done it without our generous sponsors, Mosquito Wizard, Crosstown Pub & Grill, & Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage who supplied cash prizes.2020 Submissions:Film TitleTeam NameFilmmakerA Bad Day Ashton KeenBoo You’re DeadVision By EricEric AyscueLunch […]

Zombiepalooza Costume Contest

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Calling All Goblins & GhoulsEnter Our Zombiepalooza Costume Contest During Halloween SeasonSince this year’s Zombiepalooza films will screen virtually, we won’t be able to gather in-person. Our annual costume competition WILL still take place over social media! Enter Zombiepalooza’s All-Ages Costume Contest anytime now through Halloween.Simply share a selfie of yourself or your little ones on […]

Introducing Virtual Cinema

View exclusive new release arthouse films not available on household streaming platforms.The Cary’s new initiative enables you to view — at home — newly released films that we’d otherwise be playing on the big screen. Films that are not yet available on more traditional digital platforms. Buying a virtual ticket supports community arthouse cinema. Watch award-winning […]

More Film Festival Details…

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 to […]

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 Amendment […]

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”). […]