The Enfield Performing arts Center (EPAC) will host a two day “Enfield Riot” Film Festival highlighting North Carolinian filmmakers, in addition to independent films from directors and producers across the United States. The festival will show 8 featured films and 12 short films
A VIP reception and fundraising event on Friday, October 6th for the restoration of The Lodge, (EPAC’s location and formerly the 1926 Masonic lodge) will include festival-featured actors and directors. One feature film will be shown. Scheduled to attend: award-winning, stage and screen actor, writer and director Obba Babatundé, actor, writer and producer P.J. Leonard, actor Sonny Marinelli and actor, writer and producer James Madio. Saturday’s viewing will include 7 featured films and 12 shorts.
The name “Enfield Riot” honors the events in the town’s history of 1759, where one of the earliest political actions against British tyranny occurred, helping to spark American Independence.
Feature films that will be shown include: American Bad Boy (2015), The Fallen Faithful, Our Last Sunset Redux (2015) and the short, The Tell-Tale Heart: Sisters (2016)