The Cary Theater Debuts “Frame-By-Frame” Cinema Studies Series

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The Cary Theater, in cooperation with The Modern School of Film's Robert Milazzo, will host the "Frame-By-Frame" cinema study series from Feb. 16 to April 26 in downtown Cary, N.C.

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The Modern School of Film's Robert Milazzo will host the "Frame-By-Frame" cinema studies series at The Cary Theater.

The Frame-By-Frame series is a unique opportunity for film lovers of all levels to better understand and appreciate the art of film.

The Cary Theater, in partnership with The Modern School of Film (MSF), today announced the launch of its exciting new Frame-By-Frame cinema studies series. Beginning Tuesday, February 16, The Cary will screen unique film productions, featuring analysis and discussions led by MCF Founder Robert Milazzo. Screenings begin at 7:00 p.m., and will be held every two weeks through April 26 at The Cary Theater downtown. Six films are featured in the series: "The Bicycle Thieves," "The 400 Blows," "Rashomon," "The Searchers," "Park Row" and "Mean Streets."

“The Frame-By-Frame series is a unique opportunity for film lovers of all levels to better understand and appreciate the art of film,” said Joy Ennis, Cary Theater operations and program supervisor.

“We’re excited to offer unique programming that positions The Cary as a destination for the art house film experience. We look forward to continuing to offer interesting educational opportunities and entertaining programming that goes beyond the traditional movie-going experience,” said Ennis.

This is The Cary Theater's inaugural advanced film studies series. Created with the cinephile in mind, Frame-By-Frame is designed to help film lovers delve deeper into the art and craft of filmmaking. The series will include an active deconstruction format, which allows Milazzo to stop the film at points and lead in-depth discussions about the techniques being used. This format also allows the instructor to explore the depth and breadth of film as an art form.

The MSF has a long history of working with accomplished Hollywood filmmakers and producers, which enables Milazzo to provide instruction from a unique perspective.

“The Modern School of Film is a great idea, and great ideas are hard to forget,” said Walter Salles, director of “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “On the Road.”

“I greatly appreciate The Modern School of Film’s commitment and support of the arts,” said John Woo, director of “Mission Impossible II,” among many other feature-length films.

For more information on the series and to purchase class passes, please visit

What: The Cary Theater Cinema Studies Series

When: 7:00 p.m. each of these evenings:
February 16 – The Bicycle Thieves
March 1 – The 400 Blows
March 15 – Rashomon
March 29 – The Searchers
April 12 – Park Row
April 26 – Mean Streets

Where: The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, N.C.

Cost: Series pass - $50; Cary Film Circle Members - $45; Individual classes - $10/ea.

About The Cary Theater
The Cary Theater lights up downtown with its mission to provide a unique setting for the community to experience art house cinema and live performances that enhance the cultural arts experience in the Town of Cary. Originally constructed in 1946 to serve as the Town’s first indoor movie theater, The Cary was meticulously restored in 2014 to create a vibrant space downtown that offers independent film, live performance comedy and improv, the Six String Presents music series as well as other live music events. The Cary is owned by the Town of Cary and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

About The Modern School of Film
The Modern School of Film is a film-craft training laboratory and a public master class discussion series. With filmmaking workshops ongoing in New York and Los Angeles, MSF has also produced more than 200 master-class discussions across the U.S., Europe, and South America; and in universities, performing arts centers as well as cinemas. For more information visit

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