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AFGHAN STAR Charlotte Film Society's Saturday Night Cine Club continues with monthly screenings of foreign and independent films. After this screening there will be a discussion led by Dr. Robert Reimer, CFS Vice-President and Chair and Professor of Language and Culture Studies at UNC-Charlotte. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmsociety.org. Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777.

ATTACK OF THE SUMMER FILM SERIES: THE BLOB 1958 film directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. A huge meteor crashes to earth and begins exuding a pink, gooey substance. Affixing itself to the body of an old man, the "blob" begins parasitically sucking the life out of humans and grows to an enormous size. Held in Knight Gallery. Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Free. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL The fifth annual celebration returns for a full week with screenings at various sites including Regal Park Terrace Cinemas and Epicentre Theaters. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmfestival.org. Sept. 20-26. Locations vary, Charlotte.

CULT MOVIE MONDAYS: FILM SCREENING OF HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts. Rated R for sexual content and language. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 27. Free film screening and popcorn; cash bar available. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251.

"DREAMS IN MOTION" SUSPICIOUS MINDS FILM SERIES SCREENING ERASERHEAD 1976 film directed by David Lynch. An intensely visceral nightmare, this film follows a mans cancerous dreamscape, a place where sins manifest themselves as bizarre creatures and worlds exist within worlds. Not rated, but includes mature subject matter that may not be suitable for children or teens. Held in Knight Gallery. Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Free. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

"DREAMS IN MOTION" SUSPICIOUS MINDS FILM SERIES SCREENING FAUST An ordinary man is handed a map that draws him to his doom. Led to an abandoned theater he finds a copy of Goethe's Faust, begins to read aloud and unwittingly summons up a doppelganger Mephistopheles, who offers him everything his heart desires in return for his soul. Czech with English subtitles. Held in Knight Gallery. Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Free. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

"DREAMS IN MOTION" SUSPICIOUS MINDS FILM SERIES SCREENING THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL 1962 film directed by Luis Bunuel. A group of bourgeois cosmopolitans are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave. Spanish with English Subtitles. Held in Knight Gallery. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Free. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

FILM SCREENING OF EVIL (ONDSKAN) Charlotte Film Society's Saturday Night Cine Club continues with monthly screenings of foreign and independent films. After this screening there will be a discussion led by Dr. Robert Reimer, CFS Vice-President and Chair and Professor of Language and Culture Studies at UNC-Charlotte. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmsociety.org. $5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash or check only, please). Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, 704-376-3777.

FILM SCREENING OF DEPARTURES (OKURIBITO) Charlotte Film Society's Saturday Night Cine Club continues with monthly screenings of foreign and independent films. After this screening there will be a discussion led by Brad Ambury, Lecture of Language and Culture Studies (Japanese) at UNC-Charlotte. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmsociety.org. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777.

FILM SCREENING OF THE ART OF THE STEAL Charlotte Film Society's Saturday Night Cine Club continues with monthly screenings of foreign and independent films. After this screening there will be a discussion led by Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmsociety.org. Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

FILM SCREENING OF TRASH HUMPERS Presented by Cinematastic and The Light Factory, this film follows a small group of elderly semi-mutants through the shadows and margins of an unfamiliar world. Crudely documented by the participants themselves, we follow the debased and shocking actions of a group of true sociopaths. Held in Knight Gallery. Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Free. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Offers a glimpse of the future filmmakers and storytellers of tomorrow. Held in Knight Gallery. Sept. 30, 7 p.m. $5-$7. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT RAY'S SPLASH PLANET Film screening of The Princess and the Frog. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Free. Ray's Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St. 704-432-4729.

REVOLUTIONARIES: THE GIBSON THEATRE FILM WEEKEND Sept. 10; Sept. 11; Sept. 12. $6 per film; $25 for weekend pass; $35 for weekend pass for two. Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. www.dgshelby.com.

VIGILANTE MOVIE RELEASE PARTY Hosted by Jerz with performances by Papa Drama, Dooley Tha Movie Yung-Ducie, Lil East Cater and Renegade. Sept. 19, 9 p.m. $10. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. 704-374-1982. www.that80sclub.com.

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