Footcandle Films

Hosted ByChris Frye & Alan Jackson

Do you like listening to people talk about films?  What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town?  Then "Footcandle Films" may be the show for you.

Top Gun Maverick Men

After 36 years in the making, Tom Cruise has now bestowed upon us a sequel to Top Gun. Alan and Chris share their thoughts on the long-anticipated sequel along with a discussion on director Alex Garland’s latest film – Men. For our news segment of the show, we partake in some Trailer Tapas – sampling the trailers of three new films set to be released in 2022. Rounding out the show, each host recommends a film you might want to check out.

Recommendations: “The Natural” , “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers”

Alan Jackson is the co-founder of the Footcandle Film Society and resides in Hickory, NC. He enjoys a wide variety of films – but mainly those of Martin Scorsese, his all-time favorite Director. Despite liking smaller, independent films, Alan also likes films with giant monsters or where animals talk. Alan also thinks Citizen Kane deserves every bit of credit it ever gets.

Chris Frye, the other co-founder of Footcandle Film Society, is a fan of directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, and David Gordon Green. He lives in Newton, NC, and has always been a movie buff. His favorite actors range from Steve Coogan to Christoph Waltz to Jeff Bridges. You may be surprised to know he has never seen Dirty Dancing or Pretty in Pink (gasp!)