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Wallace State Celebrates the Arts!
Check out the great events coming up at Wallace State!
“Speak Now” — 6 p.m., Thursday, Sep. 11
Billed as a “romantic dramedy,” the independent film “Speak Now” will kick off the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films Thursday, Sept. 11, at Wallace State Community College. The film, sponsored by The Evelyn Burrow Museum, will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Burrow Center Recital Hall. A Q & A with the director will follow the screening. Admission is free.
Directed by Noah Harald and written by Erin Cardillo, “Speak Now” follows the story of a group of high school friends who reunite for a wedding. The secrets that come out at the gathering unleash chaos for the bride and groom and alter the lives of those in attendance.
The synopsis of the film reads: “Setting aside their personal issues to support the union of Tommy and Anna was the intention of the wedding guests, but as the night unfolds old offenses and a newly mounting scandal plunge the group back into a pool of high-school drama. “
“Mona Lisa is Missing” — 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9
A documentary about the 1911 theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting, “Mona Lisa is Missing” will be viewed twice, with the 9:30 a.m. showing acting as part of the college’s Learning Communities courses. These courses offer WSCC students a learning experience outside of the classroom.
“Mona Lisa is Missing” by Joe and Justine Mestichelli Mederios shares the story of how an unassuming house painter from Italy shook the art world when he stole the painting out of the Louvre in Paris. It follows the story of a daughter mourning the father she never knew and a country recovering from old wounds and helps solve mysteries surrounding the theft more than 100 years ago.
The film has received numerous awards at film festivals around the United States, including Historical Best Documentary at the San Antonio Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Amelia Island Film Festival and Audience Choice Award at the RSSM Underground Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
“Brothers Hypnotic” — 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12
February’s film is a documentary about the eight sons of jazz legend Phil Cohran who reluctantly performed with their father as youngsters, but are now trying to make it as the band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Cohran’s “boys” are now young men in their 20s and 30s, and when they raise their horns, they make transcendent music that ties currents from jazz and funk to soul and hip-hop. But although working together as their father had hoped — whether playing in Times Square, negotiating with managers and record labels, or jamming with Mos Def and Prince — they find the unwavering ideals bred into them by their father repeatedly tested.
Visit the film’s website at www. www.HypnoticBrassFilm.com or see the trailer atwww.pgs.bor/indepdentlens/brothers-hypnotic/film.html.
“The Starfish Throwers” — 6 p.m., Thursday, March 19
“The Starfish Throwers” is a documentary about three very different people working toward the same goal – feeding the hungry in their communities.
Filmmaker Jesse Roesler follows the three — a five-star chef in India, a 12-year girl in South Carolina and a retired teacher in Minneapolis — as they grow, make and distribute food to people in need.
The film has earned many awards, include Best Overall Film and Best Documentary at the 2014 Myrtle Beach Film Festival, Jury and Audience awards for Best Documentary at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival and the Audience Award in the Global Health Competition at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
“If You Build It” — 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9
No, it’s not a film about a baseball field in an Iowa cornfield. This documentary by Patrick Creadon follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller as they work with high school students in Bertie County, NC, to help transform both their communities through a building project.
Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that doesmuch more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power to re-invent not just their town, but their own sense of what’s possible.