MoonShadow Film Society

Thank you for your support of MoonShadow Film Society.

We are taking a break from the society as we try to develop a better business plan for the ongoing success of MoonShadow. In the meantime, please join us in October for Indigo Moon Film Festival.


Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month September – June at 7pm as we screen amazing films from around the world! After the films we talk with filmmakers to get the inside scoop. Then join us in the Rainbow Room for  a reception and time to chat with other film lovers!

 Don’t Miss the Fabulous films in SEASON 2!

September 2016 – June 2017  7:00 pm

CAMEO Art House Theatre 225 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC


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” Rosenwald”

September 6, 2016

Julius Rosenwald never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century. Rosenwald sheds light on this silent partner of the Pre-Civil Rights Movement.

 


” The Last Film Festival”

October 4, 2016

There are 4,000 film festivals in the world and 3,999 of them have turned down producer Nick Twain’s (Dennis Hopper) latest flop of a film. So what’s a hollywood producer to do? Take his misfit cast all the way out to the small town O’Hi Film Festival! But trouble awaits when things don’t go exactly as planned. In this hilarious satire of the film festival world, “The Last Film Festival” brings Hollywood right into your own town.

 


“Oddball”

November 1, 2016

“Oddball” is the heart-warming true story about an eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town.   Fun and entertaining for the entire family.

 


“Earthcaster”

December 6, 2016

Thomas Sayre is an artist whose palate is the earth. His art making process blends art and science, addresses the past and future and joins the natural and manmade in a sometimes dangerous dance of gravity and grace. Earthcaster provides the view as we watch his gigantic works of art being created and installed worldwide.

 


“The Law”

January 3, 2017

Born in France in the 1920s, Simone Veil and her family were deported to the extermination camps during World War II. Though she lost her parents and a brother, she survived. After the war, she rose in the government, becoming minister of health and the driving force behind a  controversial law to legalize abortion in France in the 1970s.   

 

 


“A Light Beneath Their Feet”

February 7, 2017

As a young mother with bipolar disorder struggles with the looming departure of her daughter (the one force of stability in her life), the daughter struggles with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother’s life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country. 

 

 


“Landfill Harmonic”

March 7, 2017

Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.  However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. 

 


“A Beautiful Now”

April 4, 2017

A group of five friends reunite for one night to save the woman, Romy, at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses they struggle with their past relationships and finally truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge  ultimately asks “if your life flashed before your eyes- would you like what you see?”

 


“At The Death House Door”

May 2, 2017

Carroll Pickett presided over 95 executions in his 15 year career as the death house chaplain to the infamous prison in Huntsville, TX,  He kept his feelings about his work from his family, instead audio taping an account of each one. Initially pro-execution, He watched the execution of one man he believed to be innocent. Later investigation proved the convict’s innocence, but it was too late..  It was a life-changing moment for Pickett as he changed his views about the death penalty.


“Raising Bertie”

June 6, 2017

Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three  boys coming of age in a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, Raising Bertie takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys – Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell – over six-years. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s stories together as  they navigate unemployment, institutional racism, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family..


SEASON 1

September 2015 – June 2016


” At Last”at-last-poster

September 1, 2015

Thirty years after realizing that they had they had both found that rare once in a lifetime love, a man and a woman separated by fate decide to take a second shot at romance despite the fact that both had moved on with their lives a long time ago.

Shot entirely in New Orleans, “At Last ” is the perfect date night movie!


 “DDough-770x433ough”  

October 6, 2015

Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End.  With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet.  When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice.  “Dough” is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.


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“Secrets of war”

November 3, 2015

Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. When Maartje joins their class, the young girl immediately stands out as different from her classmates. Yet the boys embrace their new friend, forming a unique bond based on shared adventures, secrets and mischief. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them – Lambert’s father, a Nazi sympathizer, is named mayor of their town and Tuur discovers his own father and brother have joined the resistance, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it. Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years.

*Free admission for children between the ages of 12-18 *


 “Blood into Wine”  

December 1, 2015

Take a look inside the life of one of Rock music’s most mysterious and interesting figures. With winemaking in his blood, multi-platinum recording artist Maynard James Keenan sets out to bring notoriety to Arizona’s burgeoning wine regions. Amidst industry prejudice and the harsh desert terrain, the transition from Rock Star to farmer is an amazing journey.

“A Rock-n-Roll version of Sideways!”

 *Stay after the film for a quarterly member reception in the Rainbow Room!*


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“Shining Night”  

January 5, 2016 

“Shining Night” is a tribute to a living legend, celebrating the life and music of  National Medal of Arts recipient and most frequently performed American choral composer, Morten Lauridsen.  “Shining Night” features intimate interviews interwoven with performances of his masterworks and commentaries by music contemporaries. Revealed through the lens of his passion for nature and music, Lauridsen expresses a presence of fierce compassion and unwavering dedication to the craft of composition.


“The Pardon”

February 2, 2016

With all the picturesque glamour of the 1940’s, The Pardon recounts the unlikely true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried three times and executed in Louisiana, 1942.  Surviving a legacy of childhood abuse, which lands her in the art deco brothels of the time, Toni Jo briefly discovers love and happiness when she marries the dashing boxer Cowboy Henry. Cowboy is soon after sent to prison, leaving the bereft Toni Jo to embark on an ill-fated mission with Cowboy’s sometime partner Arkie . A grisly murder and a series of sensational trials where she pleads her innocence instantly makes the beautiful Toni Jo into a celebrity. Facing conviction after conviction, will she find true redemption in the face of the crimes for which she is accused?

*Bring a friend for FREE with each paid admission!*


imagine“Imagine I’m Beautiful”

March 1, 2016

After her mother’s suicide, a young woman moves to New York to start afresh. After a rocky start with her new and troubled roommate, the two slowly forge a friendship, finding solace in each other’s difficult pasts; until one of them makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good. 

*Stay after the film for a member reception in the Rainbow Room!*


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“A Night of Shorts”

April 5, 2016

Films don’t have to be long to be great. Join us as we review a compilation of approximately ninety minutes of short films acquired from several film festivals where they have screened recently. These films consist of some of the most enjoyable, comical and thought-provoking short films you’re ever likely to see. They will allow the audience to experience the world of short films telling stories that have the ability to make powerful statements in a very short period of time. The selected films cover a variety of narratives, animation, and documentary.

The films were chosen based on the production value, acting, and diverse subject matter. With that in mind, some of the material in these short films may not suitable for a younger audience.

*Stay after the film for a member reception in the Rainbow Room!*


“History of Time Travel”

May 3, 2016

“The History of Time Travel“ tells the story of two men, Edward Page and his son Richard. Edward Page is a physicist working for the Indiana Project, a secret government program during World War II.  The Indiana Project’s goal is to create a time machine before the Nazis do. When personal tragedy touches Edward’s life, he becomes obsessed with time travel and spends the rest of his life trying to create a time machine. When Edward’s experiments fail, his son Richard takes it upon himself to complete his father’s work.  His success changes the course of history forever.

 


“Alive Inside”

June 7, 2016

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.  This amazing and uplifting film is a must-see for anyone who knows or loves someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss.

You must have a FREE ticket for this film.

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*Reception to follow in the Rainbow Room!*



 

 

 

 

 

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