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Independent Picture House Launches Several New Film Series

The Independent Picture House, the only nonprofit cinema institution in Charlotte that screens independent, foreign, arthouse films, has launched its Community Impact Film Series focused on timely issues and concerns that impact area residents, partnering with educators, nonprofit organizations and community groups to spark dialogue through the power of film. The February film focused on mental health; women’s health is covered in May and homelessness in November. Films in this series are free to attend and include a panel of experts for discussion after each movie.

The Black History series debuted in February celebrating Black History Month and featuring films by black artists followed by a post-screening discussion. International Noir Film series launches this month with one international film each month from March through July. Films are followed by a talkback/discussion with Sam Shapiro, longtime friend of the Charlotte Film Society and part-time lecturer at UNC Charlotte. From Grindhouse to Arthouse series also begins in March and will be ongoing. The films in this series are being determined. 

The nonprofit Charlotte Film Society (CFS), founded in 1982, creates communal experiences through cinema with a variety of film choices to inspire and celebrate what connects us. Its commitment is exemplified by its affiliation with the Independent Picture House, including the annual Charlotte Film Festival and throughout our area as they foster cultural connections through film. Their mission is to engage, enable and educate the community through the power of film. 


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