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The Cary Features Local Filmmakers, Local Playwrights, Live Music Benefit & Full Schedule of Indie Films In November

Post Date:11/01/2017 2:16 PM
  • Nov. 3: Beyond Silent: 1929 Buster Keaton classic “Steamboat Bill Jr.” with live music score by Free Planet Radio.
  • Nov. 10: Local Premiere Series, featuring two locally produced films: “Little Works of Art” and “The Searchers.”
  • Nov. 11: Six String Presents: Annual Pre-Turkey Day Benefit Jam hosted by Jon Shain and friends.
  • Nov. 17-19: Cary Playwrights’ Forum and Full Nelson present “Dawn’s Early Light” live on stage at The Cary.

CARY, N.C. (November 2, 2017) – As if turkey and stuffing weren’t enough to tempt you in November, The Cary Theater is offering a smorgasbord of out-of-the-ordinary programming. Improv comedy, local filmmakers, and a silent classic combine for a unique buffet of engaging and exciting entertainment.

“This has been an amazing year of growth for The Cary,” said Joy Ennis, operations and program supervisor for The Cary Theater. “We enjoy delivering an intriguing mix of first-class entertainment that offers something for everyone. We look forward to ending the year with programming that is outside of the ordinary for what locals expect from an art house theater.”

Motion for Pictures Screening Series: Presented by Triangle Filmmaking Community – November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion For Pictures explodes into November with a collection of films that have amassed over 60 awards at festivals from Sundance to Venice. Travel from the Golden Age of Hollywood to a modern vampire lair to an existential cartoon nightmare in this latest collection of cinematic masterpieces. “Gorilla,” “A Darker Shade of Night,” “Duel at Blood Creek,” “The New West,” “The Warehouse,” “The External World.” Tickets: $3-5. For more information:

Beyond Silent! “Steamboat Bill Jr.” and Free Planet Radio: November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Six String Presents and The Cary bring the 1929 Buster Keaton classic “Steamboat Bill Jr.” back to the big screen, accompanied by a live music score from Asheville’s own Free Planet Radio. After the film, the band performs a set of their own world music.

ComedyWorx Live Improv: November 4 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Local comedy masters ComedyWorx bring quick-witted, competitive improv to The Cary for two shows this Saturday. The early show is family friendly, while the later show is for mature audiences.

The Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease: November 7 at 6:00 p.m. FREE

Hosted by the Cary Central and Cary Kildaire Rotary Clubs, this community discussion with Alzheimer’s experts Vivien Green and Mark Hensley outlines the economic impact of the disease and recognizes C.A.R.T. Week (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust).

Monthly Series at The Cary

  • Cinema Overdrive presents “Cockfighter” – A gamecock trainer who’s taken a vow of silence refuses to utter a word until he wins the coveted Cockfighter of the Year medal. November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • “Unforgiven” – The Cary celebrates the 25th anniversary of Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning western with a special screening November 9 at 9:30 p.m.
  •  Local Premiere Series presents “Little Works of Art” and “The Searchers” – Locally produced short film “Little Works of Art” captures Harold “Cat Man” Sims’ American Museum of the House Cat in Sylvia, N.C. Another local film, “The Searchers” has been 14 years in the making, with unique footage about the assassination of JFK. November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Royal Opera House presents “La Boheme” – Acclaimed director Richard Jones leads a new production of Puccini’s classic from London’s Royal Opera House, featuring an irresistible wit and passionate blend of comedy and tragedy. November 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Independent, Classic and Documentary Films

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

  • “Dina” – 48 year-old Dina has lived her life with a plethora of mental health conditions. This doc tells her story. November 2 at 2:00 and 9:15 p.m. and November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Year By The Sea” – After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. November 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., November 11-12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Parkland” – Recounting the chaotic events on the day JFK was assassinated, “Parkland” weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances. November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Resilience” – Presented by Wake County PTA Council, Taylor Family YMCA, and Town of Cary, this documentary film chronicles Adverse Childhood Experiences and its impact on health, economics and education. November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Score: A Film Music Documentary” – Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, this documentary showcases the way the world’s top sound smiths solve musical challenges. November 25 and 30 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “That Thing You Do” – Tom Hanks’ directorial debut is a throwback to 1964 about a small-town band trying to make it big. November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Quadrophenia” - Franc Roddam’s classic 1979 film version of The Who’s Quadrophenia brought the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth to the big screen. November 30 at 9:00 p.m.

Six String Presents: Annual Turkey Day Jam – November 11 at 8 p.m.

This barn-burner of talented local musicians is a holiday tradition for a good cause. All involved donate their time to raise money for The Interfaith Council for Social Services and the Relief for Recreation Fund. The lineup for two sets on this night: Jon Shain, F.J. Ventre, Wes Collins, Lynn Blakey, Ecki Heins, Mary Johnson Rockers, Jess Klein, Mike June, Kenny Roby and Brett Harris.

The Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute November 24-25 at 8:00 p.m.

The Johnny Cash Show was a television music variety show that aired on ABC from 1969 to 1971. Today, Six String Presents and The Johnny Folsom 4 bring this tribute show to The Cary for two distinct performances with special guests over two nights.

Dawn’s Early Light: Presented by Cary Playwrights’ Forum and Full Nelson – November 17-18 at 8 p.m.; November 19 at 3:00 p.m.

This original stage performance is a three-part play about Jamal and Ellie, two troubled souls traversing America. This touching, poignant drama by local writers Paul Newell and Mark Cornell is about small graces, wide-open spaces, and a place to call home.    

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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