While the past cannot be changed, its hard to believe this issue has not yet been addressed. It is unfortunate that film is still being handled as a second class art form at NCMA, particularly since these film series have become more and more popular over the years. Not only is a cultural service being handicapped to current and future patrons, but an opportunity for increased revenue to the museum is being missed. With proper facilities, NCMA could become the premiere venue for classic film in North Carolina. Lets hope improvement and expansion plans will be in the works soon.
While it is true that digital projection is becoming the mainstay of multiplexes, there is good reason not to turn our backs on reel-to-reel presentation in the indoor auditorium. Doing so would effectively eliminate access to archival film libraries, which stipulate their films be presented using this "obsolete" technology. As long as there is demand for screening classic and archival prints, there will be a need for reel-to-reel presentation.
Kevin Porter, NCMA Projectionist
Giving back to the community indeed Ms. Karen Brown...More like scavenging on what's left of it..
Art houses and book stores and record shops ... you will be missed.
where one would goto watch Bollywood movies?
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I have an issue with the comment "Black men have been stealing their thunder as of late." Though I understand the point the writer was trying to make, I do believe it could have been said better. It is not black male against black female director in Hollywood, so let's be careful not to use divisive language. Hollywood was and is a male dominated industry and frankly doesn't give a damn about either black female or black male, it's about who is more marketable/profitable in the showbiz execs eyes. Spike and Tyler came to Hollywood with proven successes and THAT's what the mostly WHITE MEN running the show want to invest in.
And Kasi and Gina don't necessarily have SEVERAL films under their belt either. Two or 3 Hollywood films is hardly SEVERAL, but it's a start! The reality is in 2011 black Hollywood doesn't have to wait for Hollywood to get works seen. Look at Ava DuVernay with AFFRM and those using the internet and social media to find alternative means of distribution.
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Julie Dash is brilliant. I went to a one-day workshop of hers and was so inspired, I am now enrolled in film school. She will get more of us with which and through which to elevate the craft. Thankfully media is going the way of music and becoming directly accessible--they key is shoring up financing and retaining creative control.
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Just read that it's coming out on DVD this month. Hope the meager bit of plot described here isn't lost; movie-makers are ignoring a HUGE vein of drama gold by not mining the impact of tobacco's death on agriculture in North Carolina. That, along with the double whammy of the fall of the cotton mill, has spawned an endless source of stories--if only the right writers would rise to the task of telling them!
Much success to you, Mr. Tukel. It is great to see a talent flourish.Your abilities were long on display and it is rewarding that you have now found a platform. For anybody reading this, Ding-a-less is epic, a snot out of you nose laugher.
On weekends or at night, when 147 and I-40 aren't crowded, it is only about 15 more minutes for me to get to downtown Raleigh than Southpoint, even though I live in Durham. I'd much rather support Marbles, and like the experience better.
Love the comment, "I would pay extra to not have to go to Southpoint ever. Ditto.
I would pay extra to not have to go to Southpoint ever.
Actually Southpoint ($9.75+$4.25 IMAX Surcharge=$14) and Crossroads ($15 for IMAX films) are more expensive than Marbles ($11.95) plus the screen is larger at Marbles and there are fewer seats so you aren't all crammed together in a smaller space. Downtown parking is free after 5pm and on weekends, and you're right next to City Market which has shops and plenty of restaurants. Not sure what you are calling a better experience really but to each his own.
Your article is biased towards the Marbles IMAX being a "better" experience because the screen is larger. You shouldn't have ignored the fact that it could be a much "better" (more pleasant ) experience overall for many to not to have to drive to downtown Raleigh to see a movie. If you opt for the Southpoint IMAX, perhaps the screen is not as large (although plenty big for most folks), but you can get there easily, parking is free, there's plenty of restaurants and you can shop at all types of retailers before or after your movie. The Southpoint cinema also gives you a choice of seeing a movie without paying a premium for a larger screen.
Hi, I'm a local actor and I play Crosby Gage, the real estate broker, in this film. You hear my voice in the trailer speaking with Georgiana Carr, played by Ellen Burstyn. I did go to see the screening of this movie at the opening night of the Austin Film Festival. I didn't find anything in this film that would merit great criticism. This isn't an action picture, but a heart-felt drama in which the acting is superb. Ms. Burstyn's performance is itself worthy of an Oscar nomination, although one can not appreciate that from this trailer. The performances are believable and, while I was critical of the script portraying Durham as a small town with nothing to sustain it after the fall of tobacco, I found the story as told on the screen to be totally engaging. I hope "Main Street" will be released to theaters soon so that people in and around Durham will be able to see and enjoy it for themselves. Reid Dalton
im temari and iwas wondering who you will be for animazment
PLEASE NOTE: If advance tickets are sold out, you can come at 7 pm each night, as there will be about 10-15 tickets sold first-come first-served when the box office opens.
Man, his column will be missed!
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