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GRAND FUNK GEEKSBORO

This Thanksgiving weekend, Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema is serving up something special – and it’s not turkey. It’s the North Carolina premiere of filmmaker Adam Kritzer’s award-winning indie drama Good Funk, which he produced and marks ...
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Video Vault – Nov 23, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK SNOOPY, COME HOME (CBS DVD/Paramount): The Blu-ray bow ($24.99 retail) of the second – and best – of the animated features based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts ...
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Nicole Sarrocco and Her “Occasionally True” Ghosts

Nicole Sarrocco is the author of Ill-Mannered Ghosts: An Occasionally True Account of Hillbilly Stonehenge, Occult Cleaning Products, the Lady in the Picture, and the Bloodcurdling Tale of Crybaby Lane. That splendid mouthful of a ...
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Dispatches at SECCA Explores Media Saturation in 21st Century

“Dispatches,” a new exhibit at SECCA, explores media saturation, surveillance, online activism, gender identity, political fervor, the plight of refugees and environmental degradation in the 21st century It’s fitting that “Dispatches,” a new show of ...
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Flicks

Surviving the streets *** Writer/director Barry Jenkins’ second feature, Moonlight, is a coming-of-age drama set in the hardscrabble milieu of modern-day Miami, focusing on one character who seeks to find his place in that world ...
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This week is a time to celebrate family, friends and all of the positive things that we’ve been blessed with throughout the year. Most theatres are ceremoniously taking a break to reflect and celebrate along ...
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Video Vault – Nov 16, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK SUDDENLY! (The Film Detective/Allied Vaughn): Fresh from his Oscar-winning comeback in From Here to Eternity (1953), Frank Sinatra tackled one of his most interesting and atypical ...
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Rebecca Hall’s “Christine” Is an Unforgettable Experience

Christine: The final days ***½ Christine Chubbuck’s place in history was assured July 15, 1974 when she announced on the air of Sarasota’s Channel 40 WXLT-TV that viewers would see a first on live television ...
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Theatre Alliance Looks Back with Sunset Boulevard

Growing old is a difficult truth that we all face. With a negative attitude, aging is coupled with the observation that our better days are behind us, and that the youth of today are rendering ...
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RIFFTRAX GIVES THE RIFF GIFT

For the last few years, “RiffTrax Live” has been giving the gift of laughter during the holiday season, presenting its big-screen “riffs” on such yuletide non-classics as the Mexican-made Santa Claus (1959) and the immortal ...