Documentary

NEA Big Read Virtual Film Screening: Lives Well Lived

Our friends at the Massillon Museum are presenting an online film screening as part of the NEA Big Read event for 2020!  More info on The Big Read can be found here: http://www.massillonmuseum.org/the-big-read

View the virtual film screening here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/113543062356

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Massillon Museum’s annual Big Read, presented in conjunction with the Massillon Public Library, is partially funded by the Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029 and The Rotary Club of Massillon.

On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Ancients, presented by Small Town Monsters

Small Town Monsters debuts their latest film, On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Ancients.  Q&A to follow after the film.

Synopsis:

The oldest mountain range in the world might also be home to an ancient secret…
Small Town Monsters presents the next chapter in the On the Trail of Bigfoot series! Seth Breedlove sets off to the rugged peaks of the Smoky Mountains in search of the next piece of the Bigfoot puzzle. Joining him are researchers, Russ Jones and Matt Pruitt, along with Mark Matzke. Together, they’ll comb the dense forests in search of new evidence, and old accounts of the creature known as the woodbooger.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6 PM
ADMISSION: $10, general admission.  Tickets sold in advance and at the door.
RUN TIME: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cursed Waters: Creature of Lake Okanagan, presented by Small Town Monsters

Small Town Monsters debuts their latest film, Cursed Waters: Creature of Lake Okanagan, as part of Monster Fest.  Q&A with filmmakers prior to the movie.  VIP Meet & Greet to follow the film.

Synopsis:

Lake Okanagan is one of the deepest lakes in North America… and home to a lake monster. Sixty feet long with multiple humps on its back, hundreds of witnesses over centuries have seen the “demon” in the lake. Now, two researchers travel to the lake in the interior of British Columbia to get to the heart of the strange phenomenon, and find out what lurks beneath the waters.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 3 PM
PRE-MOVIE Q&A: 3:30 PM
MOVIE BEGINS: 4:30 PM
ADMISSION: $7, general admission.  Tickets sold in advance and at the door.
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Movie Premiere: On the Trail of Bigfoot: Land of the Missing, presented by Small Town Monsters

The crew from Small Town Monsters debuts their latest film, On the Trail of Bigfoot: Land of the Missing as part of Monster Fest.  Q&A with filmmakers to follow at the movie.

Synopsis:

Centuries of reports of hair-covered creatures roaming Alaska have been uncovered. Yet, beyond the mysterious apelike animals that haunt the forests of the 49th state there exist numerous legends of horrific beings that blur the line between Bigfoot and something else. Something with a far darker agenda.
Now, eyewitnesses and experts alike recount stories that will chill you to your bone. Stories that tie Bigfoot-like creatures to tales of mountain giants, and even missing people.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM
MOVIE BEGINS: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $7, general admission.  Tickets sold in advance and at the door.
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Movie Premiere: On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Journey, presented by Small Town Monsters

The crew from Small Town Monsters debuts their latest film, On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Journey, followed by a post-movie Q&A.

Synopsis:

On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Journey follows cryptid documentarian Seth Breedlove and his crew as they head to the Adirondacks of upstate New York for an intensive, adventure-filled week searching for Sasquatch. The team joins bigfoot researchers like Steve Kulls (“Monsterquest”) and Paul Bartholomew (Finding Bigfoot, Beast of Whitehall) who lead them on the search for their quarry.

The Journey takes a deep look into the subject of Bigfoot but also what spurs people to spend their lives searching for a creature that many believe doesn’t exist. Along the way, the crew makes a stop in Whitehall, NY, home to an incident involving multiple members of law enforcement claiming to see a bigfoot in a field off a rural road.

The crew has multiple unusual experiences during their various night investigations near Lake George, Whitehall and Western Massachusetts. The Journey unveils some of that evidence.

Preorder concessions to pick up prior to showtime.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM
MOVIE BEGINS: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $7, all seats reserved.  Please call the box office at 330.454.8172 between 11am and 3pm Monday-Friday to reserve your seats.
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 36 minutes

CANCELLED: Mysteries & Monsters, presented by Small Town Monsters

As of March 17, 2020 this event has been cancelled.  Refunds will be processed automatically to the credit card used for purchase.

Synopsis:

Movies, guest speakers and vendors!
Bigfoot, legendary monsters and UFOs are the subject of this special, one-day event being put on by Small Town Monsters at the Canton Palace Theatre. Take part in a special five year anniversary screening of the documentary about Ohio’s own, Minerva Monster, along with special guest speakers and films by Small Town Monsters, culminating with the world premiere of On the Trail of… UFOs.

Meet the Small Town Monsters crew and take part in a Q&A about the creation of their various film projects. Special presentations by Bigfoot investigator, Lyle Blackburn and paranormal radio host, Shannon LeGro.

Small Town Monsters films, Minerva Monster and The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear will be soon along with the world premiere of the epic, 8 episode miniseries, On the Trail of UFOs. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and speak with paranormal investigators and purchase paranormal and Bigfoot-themed merch in the vendors area.

SCHEDULE:
10:30 Doors Open
11:30 Introduction by Seth Breedlove and Mark Matzke
11:40 Minerva Monster Screening, Q&A to Follow
1:30 Shannon LeGro – “Paramalgamation”
2:45 The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear, Q&A to Follow
4:00 Lyle Blackburn – “The Missouri Monster Mystery”
Dinner Break
6:00 On the Trail of UFOs Premiere, Followed by Q&A

Details

DOORS OPEN: 10:30 AM
MOVIES BEGIN: 11:30 AM
ADMISSION: $12, general admission. $6 for “On the Trail of UFOs” only.  Kids ages 10 and under free with adult admission.  Tickets also available at the door.

2022 Malone University Open Frame Film Fest

Malone University’s Communication Visual and Performing Arts presents the OPEN FRAME FILM FESTIVAL

The Open Frame Film Festival will be held at the Canton Palace Theatre in downtown Canton Ohio.

April 20, 2022.    The Open Frame Film Festival will begin at 7 pm on Thursday evening, April 28.   The Open Frame Film Fest is an annual tradition that celebrates the short  films created by Malone University students.  Films include narrative shorts, documentary shorts, music videos and experimental films.   After 90 minutes of short films, the Open Frame will include a short Q & A with filmmakers.  Several juried awards will be presented.  In addition to these awards, the audience will vote on the winner of the Audience Award.  A $1 Donation at the door is the entrance fee, although larger donations are welcome.  Students can use a student ID for free admission.

This year marks the 20th Open Frame Film Festival which has screened hundreds of student films over the last two decades.  While many of our students go on to write, direct, produce and edit films and videos professionally,  Malone University teaches filmmaking as a way of understanding personal calling and as an opportunity to refine gifts which can be used in many professions.

Learn more about Open Frame.

Doors Open: 6:00pm
Films Begin: 7:00pm
Admission: Free for students.  All others $1 donation at the door.

2021 Malone University Open Frame Film Fest

Malone University presents the Open Frame Film Fest.

The Open Frame Film Festival is presented by the Department of Communication Arts at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Founded in 2002, The Open Frame is an annual one-night festival that features student films. The Open Frame is NOT just a festival – it’s also a student-co-curricular group that offers students support and development as they make their films.

Learn more about Open Frame.

Preorder concessions to pick up prior to showtime.

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Films Begin: 7:00pm
Admission: Free.  All seating reserved.  Please call the box office at 330.454.8172 between 11am and 3pm Monday-Friday to reserve your seats.

CANCELLED: Special Film Presentation: The Library That Dolly Built

As of March 16, 2020 this event has been cancelled.  There is no reschedule date at this time.

The Canton Palace Theatre, Stark Library and United Way of Greater Stark County present a special screening of the documentary The Library That Dolly Built.

Synopsis:

During the last 25 years, Dolly Parton has quietly built one of the largest literacy-focused non-profits in the world. Started as a gift for the children of her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in now active in all 50 states and five countries and delivers more than 1.5 million free, age-appropriate books to children every month.

The Library That Dolly Built goes behind-the-scenes of this unprecedented program to show how one of the most famous performers in the world has developed an efficient and effective program, beloved almost universally by its recipients.

Featuring original interviews with authors, policy makers, Imagination Library staff, recipients, and the legend herself, Dolly Parton, The Library That Dolly Built introduces the viewer to all aspects of the Imagination Library, from how the books are selected and mailed to how the Imagination Library was originally formulated and where they expect to go in the future.

The film also provides a glimpse of the profound impact the Imagination Library has on the people it serves by sharing the stories of people like John Gibeau. Gibeau runs an Imagination Library program in rural Minnesota. His town has no library, school or bookstore. Through tears, Gibeau explains that without the Imagination Library some children in his community would not have any books.

Weaved throughout the story of the Imagination Library is a biographical sketch of Dolly Parton, featuring rare photos and films from her childhood. Unlike most biographies of Dolly, it doesn’t focus on her music.  Instead it demonstrates that at every point in her career, any time she has had success, Dolly Parton has come back to Sevierville to give back to her people.

Dolly has gifted her story, her music, her inspiration and her Imagination Library to people throughout the world. It is her Imagination Library, however, that will most likely be remembered as the sweetest gift of all.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 7:00 PM
SHOWTIME: 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $10, general admission. Tickets also available at the door.
RATING: Not Rated
RUN TIME: 1 hour 8 minutes

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