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Outer Banks Film Society

The Outer Banks Film Society is dedicated to screening independent films, movie classics, documentaries, world cinema, and shorts to audiences in our community. 

Operating during the fall and winter seasons, the Outer Banks Film Society will offer an enriched film program that includes film-related speakers, filmmaker discussions, and special events to enhance its mission and increase the public’s appreciation of fine cinema in all its forms.

Film societies give audiences varied and adventurous programming that cannot be found in local movie theaters.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full screening schedule and film details.

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How do I join the Film Society?

The Outer Banks Film Society was created to foster a community that appreciates the art of film. Unlike purchasing a ticket to go see a movie at the local theater, you join the Outer Banks Film Society through an annual or seasonal membership. With an annual membership, a member gets twelve films, plus member-only discounts for other film related events, including the Surfalorus Film Festival in September and the Environmental Film Festival in November. Seasonal memberships for fall and winter offer six films each season. Please note that the Outer Banks Film Society has a certain number of memberships available due to seating capacity at the venue.

The film society will provide special film retrospectives, interesting discussions, and social events for members. 

The majority of the films will be screened at Dare Arts in Manteo.

  • Fall 2024-Spring 2025
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    The Film Society was created to foster a community that appreciates the art of film. Unlike purchasing a ticket to go see a movie at the local theater, you join the Outer Banks Film Society through an annual or seasonal membership.

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screening Schedule

Doors Open At 6pm. Films Start At 6:30pm, Unless Otherwise Noted.

  • Asteroid City
    Asteroid City
    Tue, Sep 17
    Dare Arts
    Sep 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Sep 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    In an American desert town in the mid-fifties, the Junior Stargazer Convention attracts stargazers of different ages. A group of students and their parents visit the town to attend the event. What follows is an unexpected exchange of ideas and experiences.
  • Manhattan SHORT Film Festival
    Manhattan SHORT Film Festival
    Tue, Oct 01
    Dare Arts
    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Discover your inner film critic by casting your vote for Best Film and Best Actor in the 27th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screening.
  • Run, Lola, Run.
    Run, Lola, Run.
    Tue, Oct 15
    Dare Arts
    Oct 15, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Oct 15, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    On the 25th anniversary of its release, Sony Pictures Classics has released a restored version of this hi-tech thriller, innovative for its time when first released in 1999. The movie was an instant hit among fans and critics for its storytelling, direction and performances.
  • Lisa Frankenstein
    Lisa Frankenstein
    Tue, Oct 29
    Dare Arts
    Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    If you can't meet your perfect boyfriend... make him! A comedy/horror/romance for Halloween that is the directorial debut of Zelda Williams, daughter of the late great comedian Robin Williams.
  • The Promised Land
    The Promised Land
    Tue, Nov 19
    Dare Arts
    Nov 19, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Nov 19, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    A historical drama starring Mads Mikkelsen as poor soldier Ludvig Kahlen, who arrives in 1755 on the barren Jutland heath with a single goal: to follow the king's call to cultivate the land and thereby achieve wealth and honor himself.
  • What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat and Tears?
    What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat and Tears?
    Tue, Dec 10
    Dare Arts
    Dec 10, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Dec 10, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    We end our Fall season with an intriguing and little-known story in rock history.
  • The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
    The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
    Tue, Jan 14
    Dare Arts
    Jan 14, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Jan 14, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    A film that proves that 52 is the loneliest number since the number one. This documentary is “a cinematic quest to find the "52 Hertz Whale".
  • The Taste of Things
    The Taste of Things
    Tue, Jan 28
    Dare Arts
    Jan 28, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Jan 28, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung’s debut feature “The Scent of Green Papaya” signaled his delight in telling stories about the intertwining of food and sensuality.
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
    All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
    Tue, Feb 04
    Dare Arts
    Feb 04, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Feb 04, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Film critics suggest that the young filmmaker Raven Jackson’s evocative, impressionist storytelling style of this film calls to mind the films of great directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Terrence Malick.
  • Oscar Nominated Short Films
    Oscar Nominated Short Films
    Tue, Feb 18
    Dare Arts
    Feb 18, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Feb 18, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Last year’s screening of animated short films nominated for an Academy Award was arguably the highlight of the film society year. We’ll do it again and hope for another batch of excellent films to enjoy.
  • Polite Society
    Polite Society
    Tue, Mar 04
    Dare Arts
    Mar 04, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Mar 04, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Another feature film directorial debut from a young woman that uniquely crosses genres: a British martial arts action comedy (really!) about a stunt woman who tries to stop her sister’s wedding to a wealthy suitor.
  • Museo
    Museo
    Tue, Mar 18
    Dare Arts
    Mar 18, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    Mar 18, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
    We end our season with an offbeat caper comedy/drama starring one of the most well-known Mexican actors, Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Mozart in the Jungle).

Thank you to Jane Webster, TowneBank, Stack’em High Pancakes and So Forth (KDH), NouVines, and Island Bookstore for sponsoring the Outer Banks Film Society.

 

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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