This weekend, the ArtsCenter in Carrboro is hosting the Carrboro Film Festival, with workshops, special guest speakers, and more than 30 films screening over two days.
This is the tenth annual festival; it got its start in 2006 and it’s been growing ever since. This year’s crop of films include documentaries, animated films, three-minute shorts and hour-long features. Special guests include film editor Michael Miller – whose career includes work on films like Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” and Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” – and director Patrick Read Johnson, who’ll be screening a rough cut of his latest film, “5-25-77.” (The title refers to the original release date of “Star Wars.”)
“5-25-77” will screen on Saturday afternoon from 3:15-6:30, with Johnson in attendance. Miller will speak from 7:30-9:00.
Michael Miller joined Aaron Keck on WCHL Thursday…
…and so did Patrick Read Johnson.
The films (31 in all) will screen in four blocks: one on Saturday from 12:45-3:00 pm, and three on Sunday from 1:00-7:30. Among the films is a documentary called “Brewconomy,” about the burgeoning North Carolina craft brew industry.
“Brewconomy” director Camden Watts and producer Shane Johnston joined Aaron Keck on WCHL Tuesday.