Movies-N-Moonlight, 2023 style!

Movies-N-Moonlight, an outdoor film block!
Friday, May 12, 8:30–10 p.m.

Like all our film blocks, this one is free; but it’s also outside, and hopefully bathed in moonlight! Longleaf expands to Bicentennial Plaza—just outside the front doors of our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History—for this special screening!

Come for the afternoon–stay through the evening! Join us for an amazing opening film block on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m.; enjoy the reception to honor Longleaf 2023 Official Selection filmmakers and their supporters—and all friends of Longleaf—and stick around for independent films* under the moon and stars.

Some seating will be provided, or you may bring your own! In case of inclement weather, films will be shown in Daniels Auditorium (maximum occupancy: 300 seats).

Movies-N-Moonlight, Film Block B: 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Bicentennial Plaza, Outside Front Entrance

Some seating provided; or, bring your own! Chip Hackler: 1st Memory (Narrative Short, 1 minute)
Memory’s a funny thing.
In case of inclement weather, Movies-N-Moonlight films, Film Block B, will be screened in Daniels Auditorium. Hart Ginsburg: “Moon Shadows” (Music Video, 3 minutes)
Where do the moon shadows dance?
Brandon Talton: Welcome to Sockville (Documentary Short, 12 minutes)
In 2020, the Major League Baseball–affiliated team in Burlington rebranded itself with a new identity. While this new name was an instant national media hit, the local community was a little more divided on what was to come.
Madison Crisp, Abby Davenport, Fern Singleton, Vic Sosa: Sonata (Animated Film, 4 minutes)
When a blackout derails a young man’s plans for the perfect first date, he must navigate his nerves, the heat, and a mischievous gang of shadows if he has any hope of connecting with the girl of his dreams.
Emory Rice: Fortune (Narrative Short, 4 minutes)
A fortune cookie tells her future . . . she wishes it wouldn’t.
Grace Battle Thompson: Down the Line (Documentary Short, 6 minutes)
Jimmy Washington is an 82-year-old tennis player from Chapel Hill. Down the Line explores his perspectives on aging and the importance of having a purpose in life and staying young at heart.
Anil Dhokai: Grandma’s Hats (Narrative Short, 15 minutes)
A granddaughter sorts through a hat collection left behind by her recently deceased grandmother.
Anita Clark-Anderson: ARE YOU _______? (Documentary Short, 5 minutes)
Are you?
Rob Underhill, Hugh Oyake Murchison: The Line Jumper (Narrative Short, 6 minutes)
Would you wait in line?
Kevin Murray: A Twistful of Dollars (Narrative Short, 18 minutes)
In this visually rich short film, two rival balloon twisters engage in an epic duel at a child’s birthday party—with hilarious and magical results. It’s like “High Noon,” with balloons!

*Note: While these independent films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), most would fall within the PG-13 range.


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visit our main Longleaf 2023 Registration and Ticket Information page.
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