- A still from Maria by Callas.
The 19th annual FilmColumbia Festival kicks off with an homage to festival honoree, noted actor and Columbia County resident Brian Cox, with screenings and a gala to toast the artist. From October 20-28, FilmColumbia moviegoers will be among the first to view over 45 features, shorts and documentaries, including international entries to the Academy Awards and prize-winning films from Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Toronto film festivals. See the full 2018 film and event schedule.
FilmColumbia also showcases top-notch films with local ties and filmmaker events. The lineup for FilmColumbia 2018 includes Shoplifters, this year's Palme d'Or winner at Cannes; Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis; and Cold War, with director Pawel Pawlikowski winning Best Director at Cannes. Films screen at two venues in Chatham and the Morris Memorial.
Here are some 2 films not to miss.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
This new documentary on the pioneering filmmaker Orson Wells tracks the director through the tumultuous final years of his life as he tried to make one last classic.
This distinctly French comedy from Olivier Assayas tackles the modern era at its spear tip—Twitter. Starting Juliette Binoche, this film explores ephemerality, permanence, and changing standards in the digital landscape, amidst the timeless realities of affairs and politics. Non-Fiction screens at The Crandell Theatre at 5:30pm on October 21.