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Screen: Special Showings

Carrboro Film Festival

When: Sat., Nov. 22 and Sun., Nov. 23 2014



Since 2006, when Jackie Helvey and Nic Beery first wrangled a day of local short film screenings with support from the Town of Carrboro, the Carrboro Film Festival has grown a lot. It now spans two days and accepts submissions of any length from around the world—though the focus remains local. This year features 43 films in diverse formats and styles. In Erin Sanger's Bombshell, a 10-year-old gets involved in a hate crime on Independence Day. Robert Lawson and Rich Jackman's feature-length Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation is a documentary about a Copenhagen squatter community, while Marceia Patterson's Uncandy is a three-minute animated short about Halloween. And believe it or not, the odd-sounding title of Sean Kelley and Dalton Price's Ceiling Finger is simply descriptive—a giant finger lives on the ceiling of a suburban home. The festivities also include workshops with invited filmmaker Jon Kasbe and others, a free late-night horror block at 9 p.m. on Saturday and more; see the festival's website for a full schedule of events. The films run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Various times, $13.25–$18, 100 N. Greensboro St., 919-918-7392, —Brian Howe

Price: $15-$20

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