While some New Year’s resolutions may be less pleasant to fulfill, those looking to expand their worldview can do so from between the velvet curtains of the Carroll Arts Center when Film Lovers in Carroll County hosts a series of four documentary films, beginning Friday, Jan. 4.
With films focused on some of the most fascinating personalities in pop culture, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Mister Rodgers, “The series was born out of FLICC’s love for the art of film and its ability to capture what is real. From real people to real events and overcoming real struggles, the 2018 documentary series is guaranteed to provide an opportunity to explore real history while leaving you with a burst of empathy and energy in the dull winter months,” according to a news release.
As we jump right into 2019, we have some fabulous offerings in January and February at the Carroll Arts Center. Mark your calendars for a special presentation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, entitled “Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One.”
By Judy Morley
Jan 02, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Adult tickets are $7, and there is a $1 discount for guests younger than 25 and older than 60. There is an additional discount for Carroll County Arts Council members. They can be purchased online at carrollcountyartscouncil.org or at the box office.
The films will screen twice, once at 1 p.m. and once at 7:30 p.m. Matinee screenings at 1 p.m. will be captioned, and 7:30 p.m. showings will have captioning if it is requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.
The series starts on Jan. 4 with a trailblazer in her profession, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she is depicted in the film titled only by her handle “RBG. ”
The filmmakers had “unprecedented access,” according to the release, which let them explore the 85-year-old justice’s legal battles and history-making dissents.
Runtime is 1 hour, 38 minutes and the film is rated PG. Cornelius Ridgely and Hill, Barnes & McInerney, LLC sponsored this event.
“Liberation and laughter” are the themes of “Rebels on Pointe,” which focuses on a group of unique performers in Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
The stories of individuals build to paint a portrait of the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots.
The film will be shown Jan. 11. Runtime is 1 hour, 25 minutes and the film is not rated. PFLAG Westminster–Carroll County, MD Chapter sponsored the event.
Fans of soul should mark Jan. 18 on their calendars for when “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” comes into town.
Packed with rare and never-seen-before footage from Brown’s early life and career, FLICC describes the documentary an energetic and feel good testament to the musician’s rise.
The film runs about two hours and is not rated. BaylorCAD Drafting Service sponsored the film.
Those who long for a beautiful day in the neighborhood after the end of the T’v show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” should get their tissues ready for Jan. 25 when the final film in the series, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” airs.
The documentary, made just this year, “explores the life and legacy of Fred Rogers ... through interviews with family colleagues that reveal him as a man with a soft-spoken message filled with powerful ideals.”