Festival’s 1st flick focuses on circus
A free monthly independent film series is coming to the Cabarrus Arts Council’s Davis Theatre.
The films shown at the Davis’ Modern Film Fest won’t be the typical Hollywood standards as it aims to reach out to younger audiences.
Michael Knox and co-founder Ben McNeely from Concord are partnering with the council after Knox and McNeely hosted a three-day film festival in 2009 at the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis.
“I love hearing people’s thoughts and debates over films, whether they like them,” said Knox. “In the end, we just want to show good movies and get people talking about film and, from that, hopefully get to know the filmmakers in our community and partner with them.”
Knox’s film, “Tearing Down the Tent,” a documentary about traveling with a circus, will kick off the series.