The Charlotte Film Society's latest season kicks off this week. All screenings cost $8 ($5 for CFS members) and will be held on Saturdays at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. Here's the complete schedule. More details can be found at the CFS website here.
Jan. 14, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: The Interrupters (2011)
Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) is behind this documentary about the Chicago group CeaseFire, whose members work to quell street violence.
Feb. 18, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: Hunger (2008)
Nuclear-hot actor Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen, whose latest collaboration Shame opens in Charlotte on Jan. 20, previously teamed on this drama surrounding the noted hunger strike by imprisoned IRA member Bobby Sands and his cohorts.
March 10, 7:30 p.m.: Applause (2009)
This Danish import centers on a stage actress (Paprika Steen) who tries to rebuild her life after conquering alcoholism.
April 7, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: We Were Here (2011)
This powerful documentary examines the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco in the 1980s, when it began taking its devastating toll on the city's gay men.
May 5, 7:30 p.m.: The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
In this feature from Colombia, a young boy, with the help of his two best friends, tries to retrieve his new soccer ball after it's accidentally kicked into a minefield.
June 2, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: Miral (2010)
Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) directs Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto in this drama about a 17-year-old Palestinian who has to decide whether to advocate change through peace or violence.