Creatives to Watch in ‘22: Independent Picture House
The Independent Picture House may not be a name you know, but you do know the players.
The onset COVID-19 in 2020 was rough on the Charlotte Film Society, an organization that absorbed the Charlotte Film Festival the same year. And, it also saw the closing of the beloved Manor Theater after a 73-year run. But out of that came a new hope. They combined forces to become the Independent Picture House (IPH).
WHAT IS IPH?
Think more local, more foreign, more independent films in Charlotte in 2022. When we think of alternative cinema’s growth and expansion in the Queen City, The Charlotte Film Society has a long long history of doing this work (wow, almost 40 years). Ever been to Back Alley Film Series, Saturday Night Cine Club or Charlotte Film Lab? We hope so.
Much of 2021 was spent building (yes, literally). The Charlotte Film Society has worked to produce magic in the form of a three-screen community cinema off of Sugar Creek Road in a new facility also shared with the Charlotte Art League.
The facility is set to open this spring and creatives and community-driven film organizations — this one’s for you.
THE MAGIC OF THE SILVER SCREEN … and BEING TOGETHER.
Yes to inclusivity. Yes to all being welcomed. Yes to bringing us together again through the powerful medium of cinema (it’s been awhile).
“The cinematic hub of the Queen City” has a nice ring to it. Ding!
Follow the Independent Picture House.
Offer to donate.
Offer to volunteer.
Contact them about renting their new facility.
Sit back and enjoy the show.
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