Charlotte’s newest public art – a swirling sculpture to make the city fall in love with a native son all over again – thrusts a gentle steel spear point into the sky above Romare Bearden Park. The name “Spiral Odyssey” is a triple tribute. It honors Bearden, the master collage maker who co-founded the New York group Spiral in 1963 to encourage African-American artists. It refers to Homer’s “Odyssey,” which Bearden explored multiple times in his work.
If the Charlotte Black Film Festival shows pictures with African-American themes, and the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival imports movies about Jewish issues, then the Charlotte Film Festival must bring us – what, exactly? Everything under the cinematic sun. Movies urban, suburban and rural, scary or sentimental or silly. Protagonists white and black and yellow and red and brown and gay and straight and questioning their gender. Stories that leave you deep in conversation or scratching your head.
We asked festival heads Jennifer Bratyanski and Jay Morong to pick 10 things you ought not to miss at the 2017 Charlotte Film Festival. Here’s their list, in the order they submitted it: “Sylvio.” Courtesy of Charlotte Film Festival “Sylvio” (Sept. 24) A small-town gorilla, stuck in his job at a debt-collection agency, wants to express himself with his hand puppet on an experimental TV show that highlights the quiet moments of life.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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