University Documentary Film Service is a proud organizer of this event.
Boone Film Festival feature movies focusing on the Appachian Region. 5 upcoming events and 32 Films about ballet, boxing, rock climbing, football, yurts, Appalachian Trail, farming, youth produced films, we have it all.
For details of the films and schedule, click here
A few highlights include
Sound and Sole – You've probably seen Arthur Grimes around town, now come see him on the big screen. Arthur was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains and is the only professionally working, African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina.
Don't Think Twice A story of two best friends who forged their character through the sport of rock climbing
Trail Magic - The story of Emma "Grandma" Gatewood's the first woman to solo hike the AT.
Almost Cured - "After the first touchdown, the crowd was a little less racist, and after the second touchdown, they were Almost Cured". The story of one of NC's first high schools to integrate.
Lessons From Logan -Lessons from Logan utilizes found footage and interviews to explore the relationship between the filmmaker and her grandpa, as she grows older and learns that he wasn't always a pillar in their family.
Farmsteaders - Having abandoned a career as a food processing engineer at General Mills, Nick returns home, the prodigal son, and he, his wife Celeste and their young family resurrect his late grandfather's dairy farm.
A Father's Dream - "A Father's Dream" is explores the family influences that inspired violin maker David Finck
Hillbilly- shows the evolution of the uneducated, promiscuous 'hillbilly' stereotype in film and television, linking it with corporate exploitation of Appalachia's natural resources and the outcome of the recent presidential election.
Andre Van Damme & The Story of the Charleston Ballet traces the surprising history of the Charleston Ballet, one of America's oldest ballet companies.
Dahakhani, Nepal- A Story of Trenches & Tap Stands
Cornered: A Fighter's Story From a boxing club in the hills of Appalachia, comes a tale for the underdogs.
Nobody but Myself "Nobody but Myself is a love poem to my depression," says poet, Kat Dolan, " Filmed and produced entirely in the High Country, this film embodies the culture of the area and exemplifies the raw and honest beauty of the people who live here.
Leaving the Nest - Hal, Asia and their daughter Emilia live in yurts in the mountains near Horse Shoe, North Carolina and are making plans to move to Portugal.
Runnin' On Shine: the story of Appalachian State University's Team Sunergy - An informative documentary that follows Appalachian State University's Team Sunergy as they compete in the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix.
To Kingdom Come - Turns out GE contaminated the Coosa River in Rome just as they did the Hudson River in New York. This film presents the battle between Rome's riverkeepers and General Electric over PCBs and explores the underlying cultural encounter between the North and South through candid interviewing and historical media.