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The Other Summer Movies

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If swords and superheroes aren't your thing, then the Charlotte Film Society is once again prepared to offer an alternative to the summer blockbusters. The group recently announced its slate for June, July and August, and the lineup includes this year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign-Language Film, Canada's The Barbarian Invasions, the Oscar-nominated documentary My Architect, and a reissue of the 1965 epic The Battle of Algiers.For a complete schedule, call 704-414-2355 or go online to http://charlottefilmsociety.com.

The Light Factory will present its Fourth Annual Carolinas Filmmakers Showcase on Thursday, May 13, in the Duke Power Theatre at Spirit Square. The evening will showcase a wide range of short films created by both North and South Carolinians. The night will begin at 6pm with a "Meet the Filmmakers" reception in Spirit Square's Middleton-McMillan Gallery, followed by the movies at 7pm. There will also be a Q&A session after the screenings.Admission is $7 at the door. For more info, call 704-333-9755 or go online to www.lightfactory.org.

Regardless of its ultimate fate with critics and audiences, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius has earned thumbs up with Charlotteans who like to see the film industry pouring money into local coffers. The $18 million sports flick, which stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as the golfing legend who retired from the sport at an early age after winning most of the major competitions, opened this past Friday across the country. Local entrepreneur Rick Eldridge served as one of the executive producers on the picture, and all post-production work was completed at Eldridge's The Film Foundry here in Charlotte.For more information on Stroke of Genius, go online to www.bobbyjonesthemovie.com; for details on The Film Foundry, visit www.thefilmfoundry.com.

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