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The Cary Theater Showcases French Films, Hot Docs and Full Slate of Indie Darlings Throughout March

Post Date:03/01/2018 7:04 AM
  • March 1 & 3: OSCAR SHORTS 2018: Live Action, Documentary and Animation short films
  • March 9: Six String Presents: An Evening with Michelle Malone
  • March 11: “Tosca: Live From The Royal Opera House”
  • March 16: Comedy with Mia Jackson and Viet Huynh
  • March 21: Cinema Overdrive Series – Dracula vs. Frankenstein
  • March 22-24 and March 29:  The Disaster Artist

CARY, N.C. (March 1, 2018) – With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, March is considered a lucky month. Patrons of The Cary Theater will have a very lucky month of special programming that features the award-winning films “I, Tonya” and “The Disaster Artist,” as well as critically-acclaimed documentaries, live music, comedy and more.  

“We’re only three months into 2018 and we’ve already set the bar high for area entertainment,” said Joy Ennis, operations and program supervisor at The Cary. “We love bringing the best in indie films, classics, live music and comedy to downtown Cary.”

Motion for Pictures Screening Series – March 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Triangle Filmmaking Community, this month’s short film showcase is entitled: A Beautifully Dangerous World, with six short films from Iran, Germany, Greece, and the U.S. Films include: “Khoshhalam,” “Dissonance,” “Tapferkeit,” “Initiation,” “Panic Attack!” and “Joe Monkey.” Q&A afterward with filmmakers.

Six String Presents: An Evening with Michelle Malone – March 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Rolling Stone calls Malone a “raucous” singer-songwriter whose music is informed by blues, roadhouse rock and Georgia soul. “Equal parts bad-ass guitar slinger and sweet songstress,” says Guitar World. Performances can go from contemplative and coffeehouse-quiet to rowdy. Find out which label fits the Triangle on March 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Comedy @ The Cary with Mia Jackson and Viet Huynh – March 16 at 8:00 p.m.

Jackson’s outspoken voice and unique perspective made her a hit on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She also played a comedian in the Garry Marshall motion picture Mother’s Day. Viet derives humor from his life as an Asian-American growing up in the South. He left his engineering career to be a comedian, disappointing his parents along the way.

Monthly Series 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 other filmmakers and the public about their material. Led by Joseph Partin, Film and English Professor at Guilford Technical Community College. March 20 at 7:00 p.m. FREE
  • Cinema Overdrive presents “Dracula vs Frankenstein” (1971) – Two classic movie monsters unite in one cinematic treasure. A campy classic set in a hippie community near the beach in Venice, Calif. March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Film Schedule - Current independent, foreign, documentaries and classic films

  • OSCAR Shorts 2018 – Screenings of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in advance of the Academy Awards. Documentary Shorts features five films (178 min.) on March 1 at 2:00 p.m. Live Action Shorts features five films (96 min.) on March 1 at 9:00 p.m. Animated Shorts features eight films (83 min.) on March 3 at 9:30 p.m.
  • The 19th Animation Show of Shows features 16 shorts from eight countries. Perhaps the most relevant is “The Hangman” (1964), restored with grants from The National Film Preservation Foundation. March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “The Rules of the Game” – French Film Friday – Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir’s scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners. March 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Maigret & The St. Fiacre Case” – French Film Friday. March 2 at 9:30 p.m.
  • “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America” – Presented by Diamante, Inc. with a Q&A after the screening March 3 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Faces Places” – 89-year old Agnes Varda and 33 year-old French photographer JR teamed to co-direct this enchanting documentary/roadie movie. March 4 and March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “I, Tonya” – An Oscar contender based on the true events of figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. March 8 at 9:15 p.m., March 10 at 7:00 p.m., March 15 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • “The Florida Project” – Indie darling “The Florida Project” is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. March 8 at 7:00 p.m., and March 10 at 9:30 p.m.
  • “Tosca: From The Royal Opera House” – This production for The Royal Opera House captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800 in Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work of art. March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Two Trains Runnin’” – The historical narratives of a naïve, passionate search for old blues musicians with that of the very courageous and necessary struggle for civil rights. March 15 at 9:30 p.m., March 17 at 7:00 p.m., March 18 at 2:00 p.m., March 22 at 2:00 and 9:15 p.m.
  • “JANE” – This film tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. March 17 at 9:00 p.m., March 23 at 9:15 p.m., March 24 at 7:00 p.m., March 25 at 2:00 p.m., March 29-30 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Istanbul Notes” – A cinematographic improvisation with five musicians from abroad who fall in love with Magam (classical Ottoman music) and decide to live in Turkey believing music is best learned in the land in which it was born. Presented by the American-Turkish Association of North Carolina on March 17 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “The Disaster Artist” – An award-wining indie starring James Franco as Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau, who faced insurmountable odds to make his cult-classic disaster film, “The Room.” March 22-23 at 7:00 p.m., March 24 at 9:00 p.m., March 29 at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Western Weekend– March 30-April 1

The Cary celebrates the western film genre with four classics featuring archetypical stars like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and the not-so-expected western stars like Ann-Margret and Bing Crosby. Featured films include:

  • “Shane” – March 30 at 9:00 p.m.
  • “The Searchers” – March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Stagecoach” – March 31 at 9:30 p.m.
  • “The Outlaw Josey Wales” – April 1 at 2:00 p.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 or $4.00 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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