‘Hobo with a Shutgun’

Charlotte’s artistic and cultural scenes are getting an addition this summer as the Charlotte Film Society ramps up its Back Alley Film Series.

The series will seek to screen a collection of films organizers say might not otherwise ever be exhibited in the Queen City. Their selections will be unique and provocative, continuing the society’s successful philosophy since its founding in 1982.


Back Alley Film Series’ first screening, “Trollhunter,” is slated for Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Cinemas Crownpoint, 9630 Monroe Rd.

A documentary-style, feature-length film, “Trollhunter” was shot in the countryside of Norway and written and directed by Norwegian Andre Ovredal. The film tells the story of a veteran hunter who is shadowed by a group of film students and brings the audience into a world of beasts known only to Norwegians in childhood stories.

Back Alley will also screen “Hobo with a Shotgun,” an independent American film backed by the South by Southwest Film Festival. In the film, a homeless man arrives in a town ruled by a crime boss and his murderous sons. The “hobo” eventually decides to take matters into his own hands, turning vigilante in order to bring justice back to the the town. “Hobo with a Shutgun” will be screened Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Cinemas Crownpoint.

The film series will screen other films this fall, as well. For a full list of film screenings, visit backalleyfilmseries.com.

All screenings are $5 with a Charlotte Film Society membership or $8 for the general public. : :