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September at The Cary Includes Films About Indians Who Rock, The First Celebrity Chef, Art House Theater Day and Live Comedy and Music

Post Date:08/31/2017 10:00 AM
  • Sept. 7-9 & Sept. 14: “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” documentary featuring N.C.’s Link Wray
  • Sept. 9: The Cary and Six String Presents: Roy Book Binder & Doug MacLeod
  • Sept. 16: Live comedy with Aaron Kleiber & Collin Chamberlin
  • Sept. 22: The Cary and Six String Presents: Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy
  • Sept. 24: Celebrating Art House Theater Day nation-wide with a sneak preview screening of “Lucky”

CARY, N.C. (August 30, 2017) –The Cary Theater schedule in September features a unique lineup of independent films and monthly screening series, plus live comedy, children’s films for $1, and two live music dates with Six String Presents.

“Our programming for September is an exciting mix of live music, comedy and film, including a unique documentary featuring North Carolina’s own Link Wray. We’re also excited to continue our Motion for Picture Screening Series and Cinema Overdrive to showcase the unusual,” said Joy Ennis, Operations and Program Supervisor for The Cary Theater.

Motion for Pictures Screening Series: Presented by Triangle Filmmaking Community - September 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Gravity is a mistake. The dead are hiding secrets. And any problem can be solved with enough firepower and attitude. Just a few themes explored in this month’s Motion For Pictures, which features works from eight local and international filmmakers. “Blood From A Stone” (Dir. Bill Palmer); “Shaping The Public” (Dir. Dawn Mikkelson); “The Panty Symphonic” (Dir. Zach Strum); “The Centrifuge Brain Project” (Director: Till Nowak); “Lunch Time” (Dir. Alireza Ghasemi); “Exode” (Dir. Kathleen Cartier); “Acid Waves” (Dir. Jessica Janos); and “Crossroad Amigos (Dir. Carol Housel). Q&A with area filmmakers follows the screening. Tickets: $3-5. For more information:

“RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World”

This compelling documentary film brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of indigenous people on popular American music. It focuses on icons Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Castillo, Mildred Bailey, and many more pioneering Native American musicians. Screenings Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sept. 8 at 9:15 p.m., and Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Unique Events at The Cary

  • Rough Cuts Review – An open screen night for N.C. filmmakers to show rough cuts of works-in-progress and to engage in conversation about their material. Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Cary Youth Video Project Premiere – An evening of student film, with screenings of Cary Youth Video Project films from 2017 and select previous years. Students will do a Q&A after the film. FREE, reserved tickets required. Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Cinema Overdrive presents “Hollywood Boulevard” – This film satirizes 1970s B-movies, as a ditzy aspiring actress finds a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by deadly accidents. Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Art House Theater Day “Lucky” – Celebrate the legacy of independent theaters at this sneak preview screening. “Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. 
  • Full Frame Roadshow “Far Western” – An exclusive screening of “Far Western,” a music-fueled, character-driven film that chronicles Japan’s history and obsession with American country music. FREE, reserved tickets required. Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
  • The El 3rd Annual El Quixote Festival kicks off this year on September 29 with the film "YO, LA PEOR DE TODAS – I THE WORST OF ALL" (1990). Presented in Spanish with English Subtitles, the film centers around a local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695). Free presentation.

Independent, Classic and Documentary Films

The Cary continues to feature current independent films, classics and relevant documentaries. Scheduled for September:

  • “Maudie” – Based on a true story, this film charts an unlikely romance between Maud Lewis, a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Sept. 1 at 9:15 p.m., Sept. 2 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.
  • “My Cousin Rachel” – A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he falls under her spell. Sept. 7 at 9:15 p.m., Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., Sept. 14 at 9:15 p.m.
  • “Eye of Istanbul” – Presented with the American Turkish Association of N.C. The story behind legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Guler and his iconic images. Questions remain about what will happen to his archives, which are considered a national heritage and global treasure. Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
  • “Otello: From London’s Royal Opera House” – Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy and a masterpiece. Presented as a dramatic new production directed by Keith Warner and recorded live. Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12-15.
  • “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” – A delicious documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius made him both controversial and influential. Tower ran America’s top-grossing restaurant only to disappear from the scene, before resurfacing years later.  Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. 
  • “100 Words Film Festival” – The Cary celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling with short films that deliver a compelling tale in exactly 100 words. Sept. 15 at 9:15 p.m., and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
  • “A Woman Under the Influence” – Famed director John Cassavetes' harrowing masterpiece charts the emotional meltdown of a suburban housewife and its impact on her blue-collar Italian family. Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • “Columbus” – A man (John Cho) finds himself stranded in a small Midwestern city celebrated for its modernism where his architect father is in a coma. He meets a young woman who stays with her addict mother instead of pursuing her dreams in this beautiful tale of conflicting emotions. Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., Sept. 29 at 9:30 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
  • “Manhattan Short Film Festival” – Over 100,000 film lovers in 300 cities will view and vote for finalists in the 20th festival. Selected finalists will be eligible for nomination to the 2018 Oscars.Sept. 30 at 9 p.m., and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.


    End of Summer Classics:

  • “National Lampoon’s Vacation” – September 1 at 7 p.m.
  • “Meatballs” – September 2 at 2 p.m.
  • “Donnie Darko” – September 2 at 9:30 p.m.

Six String Presents: Roy Book Binder & Doug MacLeod – Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with two blues legends. Roy Book Binder has earned his stripes as one of America’s longtime great fingerpickin’ storytellers. Doug MacLeod is a guitar wizard with warm, soulful vocals. Tickets: $15-25.

Six String Presents – Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy – Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

Americana at its finest from two accomplished singer-songwriter composers who display a vast array of styles and a penchant for tales of hard luck, redemption and masterfully spontaneous guitar work. Tickets: $15-25.

Comedy @ The Cary – Aaron Kleiber & Collin Chamberlin – Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

Actor and comedian Aaron Kleiber shares hysterical tales of life, marriage and fatherhood. You’ve seen him featured on Standup and Deliver, Nickelodeon and multiple appearances on Doug Loves Movies, as well as in feature films and dozens of commercials. Collin Chamberlin’s relatable, likeable style will bring the laughs with Comedy @ The Cary. Tickets: $10-15.

Film Day-Fun Day

The Cary invites parents and children of all ages to enjoy Film Day-Fun Day, where tickets are $1 and attendees can spread out a mat on the theater floor, have a snack and enjoy kid-friendly films. “Anastasia” Sept. 5 and “We’re Back: A Dinosaur Story” Sept. 19. Screenings start at 11:00 a.m.

About The Cary Theater

The Cary Theater, located at 122 E. Chatham St. in downtown Cary, lights up downtown with its mission to provide a unique setting for the community to experience art house cinema and live performances that enhance the cultural arts experience in the Town of Cary. Originally constructed in 1946 to serve as the Town’s first indoor movie theater, The Cary was meticulously restored in 2014 to create a vibrant space downtown that offers independent film, live performance comedy and improv, the Six String Presents music series as well as other live events. The Cary is owned by the Town of Cary and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. For the latest schedule, please visit Film tickets are $5.00 ($3.00 for Film Circle members) unless otherwise noted and can be purchased online and at the box office.


Joy Ennis, The Cary Supervisor, (919) 462-2054

Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908



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