Friday, February 11, 2011

February is for Film Festivals

Durham, NC is a great location for movie lovers. Whether it’s visiting the sites of favorite movies, or attending film festivals, Durham has something unique to offer and that’s evident with the three very different film festivals held in Durham later this month.

Running from February 17-19, the Strange Beauty Film Festival features “adventurous and striking short films from around the world that are strangely beautiful and/or beautifully strange.”  Held at Manbites Dog Theater, this film festival is in its second year and is Durham’s newest. Weekend passes are sold out so view the schedule online and purchase tickets at the same time.

Celebrating its 17th year, the Hayti Heritage Film Festival will run from February 17-20. The Hayti Heritage Film Festival “embodies the richness of Black culture while recognizing universal themes and the similarities that exist among all cultures.”  The festival will kick off with a community film day discussion with questions and answer time that is free to the public. For schedule and ticket information, visit

If a weekend of horror and Gothic films sounds appealing, check out the Nevermore Horror and Gothic Film Festival at The Carolina Theatre. Created in 1999, Nevermore is “dedicated to screening brand new horror features from around the world.”  In its 12th year, this festival is not for the faint of heart. Schedule and ticket information can be found on the festival’s website.

Also stay tuned for information about two more Durham film festivals later in 2011: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 14-17 and the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, August 11-14.

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