Indie 101 is a monthly
Indie 101 is a monthly film series that celebrates The Cary Theater’s mission — to bring the best of art house cinema to the Town of Cary.
Held on the third Thursday each month, Indie 101 screens movies from the 1960s to today, focusing on independent films that defined the genre. They launched the careers of cinema’s best filmmakers. They are movies that made headlines, that influenced Hollywood and the broader culture. They were big hits, or perhaps underseen on initial release but gained popularity over time.
The series is curated with an eye for diverse voices. Indie 101 primarily celebrates U.S. independent films, but will include international titles that crossed over to acclaim in the states.
Indie 101 delivers a unique and interactive experience. Screenings are hosted by a local film enthusiast, who introduces the film and provides perspective on the film’s production, release, and impact. After the screening concludes, attendees are invited to stay for a film club-style open discussion. How did they react to the film? What elements worked or fell short? How did the movie reinforce conventional filmmaking, or challenge it? All perspectives are welcome.
Indie 101 gives film lovers of all levels new ways to look at films and film history. Admission is $6, but if you’re a Cary Film Circle member, show your CFC card and receive one free ticket to the screening for Star or Benefactor members; receive 2 free tickets if you are a Director or Producer member. This offer is only available in person at the box office.
In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, LADY BIRD is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
For assistance with accessible seating requests at The Cary Theater please contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the screening or performance.