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Scenes from Beyond: the Film Festival

Cary, NC – Last week saw Cary’s first film festival. It featured a movie in the park, a shorts competition, a screenplay workshop, the filmmakers’ brunch and more. Here are some scenes from Beyond: the Film Festival.

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Beyond: The Film Festival ran over five days and featured events across Downtown Cary.

 

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On Wednesday night, viewers had mild weather for a free screening of “Back to the Future” in Cary’s Downtown Park.

 

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Festival Director and Cary Theater Manager Joy Ennis introduces the movie in the park.

 

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On Thursday night, the Cary Theater hosted a special screening of “Finding Johnny,” a new film from Taiwan, sponsored by Sister Cities of Cary.

 

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On Saturday, acclaimed screenwriter Shawn Schepps held a screenplay masterclass at Page-Walker.

 

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John Heinsen, a screenwriter and member of the Producers Guild of America, provided expert advice for Cary’s first film festival.

 

Saturday afternoon featured a table reading of “Transplant,” the winning entry in the screenplay competition.

Table reading at the Cary Theater.

 

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Sunday Filmmakers’ Brunch at Page-Walker.

 

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Timothy McDevitt won the first Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award for “Transplant.”

 

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Julie Zografos Koegl’s film “Vanishing Point” won a Bradford Audience Award.

Lots of other stuff went on at the film festival, including parties at Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage, Bond Brothers Beer Company and the Mayton Inn. There was a short film competition decided by audience vote. The Chandler family put in an appearance and described what it was like to work at The Cary Theater when Eisenhower was President.

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Story and photos by Hal Goodtree, member of the Cary Theater Program Advisory Board.

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