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filmSPARK Screening

  • NC Museum of History 105 East Edenton Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

Dry Spell by Taylor D. Adams (5 min.)
Sex is like backgammon. Does anyone really understand it?

The Last Line by Beverly Tan (7 min.)
In her 30s, Josie goes back to the day she met Howard, when she was 21. She tells Howard the story of a boy who broke a girl’s heart. As she leaves, she sees the first time that Young Josie and Howard’s eyes meet, but does she stop them?

The Honorable Ellie Kinnaird by Martha J. Moore (14 min.)
82-year-old rock star politician Ellie Kinnaird blazes the trail in politics for women in the South. This portrait follows the North Carolina State Senator as she courageously fights the radical agenda of the ultra-conservative majority during her final tumultuous year in office.

Dan Brown in Real Life by Robert Walters (6 min.)
A riff on “The Da Vinci Code” and other airport paperback thrillers, a criminal mastermind discovers his adversary is not up to the challenge.

Very Special People: Nether Talker by Alexander Julian III (7 min.)
Host Reginald Simons brings you unique and differently gifted individuals each week for Very Special People. In this episode, we meet the Nether Talker.

Mrs. Honeycutt by Larry Evans (23 min.)
Jesse Honeycutt has given up on life but a birthday card and memory from 60 years ago reminds her that there is plenty of life.

The Sylvester Affair by Jim McQuaid (6 min.)
An episode in the life of “Roger and Tatum,” a young couple just beginning to live together. Their adjustment (and lack of adjustment) to living together for the first time is a tour of the pitfalls and pratfalls of one couple’s journey along the bumpy path to cohabitation. The film features New York actress Kendall Rileigh and actor / co-writer Darrell Parker in the lead roles.

The Well by Natalia Lopes (1 min.)
Science fiction-based animation done to the prompt “there is no drinkable water left,” it follows an alien creature looking for water in a desert wasteland.

Animated using the frame-by-frame method along with Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere.

Curtis Theater by Random Gott (20 min.)
The Curtis family ran a movie theatre in the small town of Liberty, North Carolina beginning in 1929. This film is an interview with the daughter of the couple that built the theatre, two men who were employed by the theatre, and two women who were regular customers as children.

Earlier Event: September 17
Hip Hop
Later Event: September 17
Art in Motion