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Heritage Film Fest

People have always complimented me on my taste in film.

Okay, I have always complimented me on my taste in film, which has always been rather highbrow. I love The Godfather Trilogy - Godfather I, Godfather II and Disco Godfather - and I'm still miffed that Isaac Hayes was overlooked for an Oscar for his dramatic turn in Truck Turner. And I'll never understand how Yaphet Kotto, in the same film, didn't get nominated for the longest, best death scene in cinematic history. As he staggered down the sidewalk after being shot by Hayes' very big gun, it took him like two weeks to finally expire.

That said, every year I've ever attended the Hayti Heritage Film Festival, I've been exposed to two or three fantastic films that I'd have never heard of otherwise. At this year's 27th annual edition of the film festival, there will be something for every taste.

The festival has for nearly three decades been a place to see, be seen, see great movies and rub shoulders with famous directors or those who someday may be.

Because of the 'rona, though, this year's festival will be virtual. There won't be any shoulder-rubbing and hobnobbing, but neither will there be any rush to find a parking spot or agitation when someone decides they just have to check their Facebook page at some film's denouement.

Check out the Hayti Heritage Film Fest link here and see how you can get access to 40 interesting, entertaining films.

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Thanks. Being now apparently firmly attached to this recliner, it's exciting to have a recommendation from such a film savant. Looking forward to some form of escape!





Meet Barry Saunders

For over 20 years, Barry was a columnist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. He also wrote for other publications, such as the Atlanta Constitution and the Richmond County Daily Journal. Often described as powerfully honest and illustratively funny, Barry's writing is both loved and hated by readers- sometimes simultaneously.  


Want more? Get your own copy of one of Barry's published books featuring reader favorites (and not so favorites) from his years writing columns for The News & Observer. Titled "Do Unto Others...And then Run" and "...And The Horse You Rode In On Saunders!", they're full of guaranteed entertainment. 


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