The North Carolina Museum of History is presenting the Longleaf Film Festival May 8th and 9th, 2020.
This is the 6th year for the festival, which highlights the best short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films, all with a Tar Heel State connection.
The films are normally shown in and outside of the museum, but this year, they’re going online. Watch some of the Official Selection films on the original festival dates at the AloneTogether Viewing Party.
Updates are being shared on the AloneTogether Viewing Event Facebook event.
Most of the films being shared will be available from Friday, May 8th, at 4 p.m., to Saturday, May 9th, at 11 p.m., although some will have a tighter time frame. The films will be FREE to watch.
Check either of the two above links, for links to the films during that time.
You might also be interested in the We Are One–A Global Film Festival, a free 10-day online film festival starting May 29th that will include films from 21 major film festivals from around the world.
Please note that these are not all family friendly films. Most would fall into the PG or PG13 range; a few would meet requirements for an R rating.
You can see a list of all the Official Selection films here.
And you can see some trailers here.
Some of the films you’ll be able to watch:
On the Fritz
Harrison Cole Smith
As Dana contemplates a life outside her home, a radio comes to life and berates her ambitions. Now, she must overcome her self-doubts and fight back.
Benjamin Patrick Timperio
After the success of his product, a young entrepreneur struggles with his interpersonal relationships.
We sit with two strangers in extreme circumstances. We follow them through the emotional journey of getting to know each other, falling in like, then in love—a girl meets boy story. Then, we leave the audience to pontificate about the great unknown adventure ahead.
The Gift of Winter
A lonely, widowed man whose partner died 20 years ago has given up his life, mourning and praying for his return—until one day he actually does.
Dappled Gardens 1
See stunning cinematography of the flowers and lush gardens of this North Carolina estate, where Lilly, a cunning Welsh Terrier, watches over the wildlife and squirrels.
Blood Is My Fate
A brave mother must overcome her past in order to save her only child.
Stuck in her dreary job as a debt collector, an old-fashioned dreamer discovers a magical portal that leads to a new world full of life and color.
Sam Ezell has forged a successful second career as an artist—even though a stroke in 2015 left him partially blind.
More virtual eventsCheck out our big list of upcoming virtual events, or look at a few of them here:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021