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A poster for the Etowah Film Festival.

The Etowah Film Festival returns to the historic Canton Theatre Oct. 7-10.

The 2021 lineup features local and international shorts and feature films, along with filmmaker Q&A’s, after parties, and a Sunday morning brunch.

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 with a screening of “Blood, Bone, and Stone”. The Georgia-filmed documentary tells the true story of one man’s journey from his adoption into a privileged family in South Georgia to his life as a mountain man in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Funk Heritage Center is partnering with film festival organizers for the screening, which will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Thomas Grant, and a representative from the Funk. There will also be a hands-on learning experience featuring Native American tools.

Friday, Oct. 8 begins with student films and ends with “Wolfman’s Got Nards”, a documentary about the 1987 film “The Monster Squad”, a film deemed a failure according to both critics and box office numbers. But over the last three decades, word of mouth has turned this sleeping hit into a cultural phenomenon. Wolfman’s Got Nards explores the relationship a dedicated audience (including celebrities and filmmakers) has with The Monster Squad. Director Andre Gower joins us for post-film Q&A.

Saturday belongs to comedy, horror, and all things weird. Beginning with “Social”, a Georgia-shot comedy by EFF alum Miles Triplett and ending with “The Raunchy Horror Picture Show”, a late-night block of oddball, transgressive, freakout shorts. Popcorn will be available and recommended.

The festival closes Sunday with a prestige slate of films showcasing the stark beauty of the world and the power of empathy, and a filmmaker/screenwriter Q&A.

A single-day pass for Thursday is $10. One-day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $20. A VIP access pass, which includes full access to four days of film screenings, snack receptions, and exclusive access to the Sunday brunch, is available for $60. Student one-day passes are $10.

For tickets and for more details, visit www.etowahfilmfestival.com.

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Jimmy Nomayo

So, how many people in Cherokee County have the interest, intelligence and breadth of experience to appreciate an independent film festival. You realize they think it is films by Independent political voters, right?

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