Indie 101 returns as Robert Altman, one of America’s most distinctive filmmakers, journeys to England for the first time to create a unique film mosaic with an outstanding ensemble cast. Set in the 1930’s, “Gosford Park” brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect. This film stars: Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, Ryan Phillippe, Jeremy Northam, Michael Gambon, and more. Screening takes place Oct. 21 at 7p.
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Come Discuss Films at Indie 101
Indie 101 is our monthly film series celebrating our mission to bring the best of art house cinema to the Town of Cary. Indie 101 screens movies from the 1960s to today, focusing on independent films that defined the genre. They launched the careers of cinema’s best filmmakers. They are movies that made headlines, that influenced Hollywood and the broader culture. They were big hits, or perhaps underseen on initial release but gained popularity over time.
The series is curated with an eye for diverse voices. Indie 101 primarily celebrates U.S. independent films, but will include international titles that crossed over to acclaim in the states. Enjoy a unique and interactive experience. Screenings are hosted by a local film enthusiast, who introduces the film and provides perspective on the film’s production, release, and impact. After the screening concludes, attendees are invited to stay for a film club-style open discussion. How did they react to the film? What elements worked or fell short? How did the movie reinforce conventional filmmaking, or challenge it? All perspectives are welcome.
Indie 101 gives film lovers of all levels new ways to look at films and film history. Admission is $6, but if you’re a Cary Film Circle member, show your CFC card and receive one free ticket to the screening for Star or Benefactor members; receive 2 free tickets if you are a Director or Producer member. This offer is only available in person at the box office.