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Indie Cinema at the CAC
CAC Films
We are excited to be hosting Studio-C Cinema film events at the Cornelius Arts Center.  Formerly called "Indies + Docs", Studio-C Cinema is a local pop-up cinema that specializes in screening independent films and documentaries in the greater Lake Norman area. We have changed our name from indies+docs to Studio-C Cinema, which reflects the name of our very cool screening room, is a little clearer to the general public and is easier to remember for everyone. The Cornelius Arts Center hosts these film events on a regular basis.

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-Doors open at 6:15 pm for a reception, with complimentary beer, wine, snacks and browsing the art gallery.
 
-Screenings begin at 7:00 pm.
 
-Informal discussion follows. 


Brasslands
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October 4 & 5 @ 7pm

A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guca, the world’s largest trumpet competition.
 
Every competitor seeks to win, but the film’s characters are all making their trumpet pilgrimages for very different reasons: 25-year-old “master trumpeter” Dejan Petrovic—the reigning Guca champion—returns to defend his championship title, while Demiran Cerimovic—a world-class Roma Gypsy trumpeter—struggles against deeply ingrained racism for the opportunity to make money for his family. Through it all, a fish-out-of-water American band plays to validate their very existence in front of a population still scarred by U.S. bombs.

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20 Feet from Stardom
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November 1 & 2 @ 7pm

Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share. This movie includes rare archival footage, a peerless soundtrack and intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting, to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

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Polyester
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December 6 & 7

Polyester is a 1981 American black comedy film directed, produced, and written by John Waters, and starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. It was filmed in Waters' native Baltimore, Maryland, and features a gimmick called "Odorama", whereby viewers could smell what they saw on screen through scratch and sniff cards. The film is a satirical look at suburban life.

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Hard Day's Night
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Coming soon this holiday season! Dates to be released soon.

The year is 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world - if only the madcap world will let them out of their hotel room. Richard Lester's boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

Run & Jump
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January 10 & 11 @ 7pm

Run & Jump is a 2013 Irish comedy-drama film starring Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Ruth McCabe and Will Forte. It is directed by Academy Award nominee Steph Green and produced by Tamara Anghie. Run & Jump is a romance film, a voyeuristic reveal of changing family dynamics and a story of physical and emotional recovery.

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