Paterson Screening

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Tickets will be available for sale at the door

Join GARNER Arts Center in celebration & honor of Jim Jarmusch's latest film, Paterson, partially shot in the GARNER Historic District. Sit back and enjoy this acclaimed independent film in the 19th century dyeing warehouse, Dye Works. In his film Paterson, Jim Jarmusch explores the intersection between Humanism and Urbanism via a protagonist that functions as scribe and resident poet for the city he embodies. Paterson, the man, is curator of the perpetual hum of the urban apparatus in which he's a cog. The film is an alluring portrayal of the illuminations of William Carlos Williams in his long-form poem "Paterson" published in 1946. At once, Paterson is a man, a poem, a city.  This screening will be followed by an open discussion guided by film professionals exploring the themes presented in the film and poem and leading an important discussion about how these are relevant to an emergent movement to redefine urban and post-industrial places and to further understand how place is connected to civilization. This event is generously sponsored by RBC Wealth Management  ,Rooftop Films, and Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Film Under the Stars

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
$13 Adults
$12 Senior, Students, Military

A new addition to GARNER's annual lineup, audiences will enjoy a series of curated short films by New York filmmakers on two evenings over a single weekend. The films will be projected on screens and unique surfaces at four outdoor locations throughout the historic mill complex. Audiences will be greeted by live music, drinks, and an introduction from the Program’s Curator before the first screening. The evening concludes when the on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, lets the audience in for an private after-hours screening and post-show discussion.

The evening will be graciously curated by, Joe Bilancio. Bilancio has been in the entertainment industry in some capacity for more than 30 years.  Before taking on the responsibilities as the Director of Programming for DC Shorts, he spent 16 years in the same position at the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.  He currently is a consultant as Director of Programming for DC Shorts and MiFo Film Festivals formerly known as The Miami International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Past Programming positions have included Reel Affirmations, The Washington, DC International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and OUTFEST, The Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.