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Carolina Theater screens local movie

May 18, 2011

A new movie filmed in parts of Catawba County will be screened locally this weekend.

"Pendulum Swing," a feature film shot in various parts of the county and North Carolina, will premiere Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Carolina Theater in Hickory.

The film, which "follows a man into the dark place of his life," will be screened at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. each night this weekend.

"The only money we actually spent on the film was put to food, gas and the occasional hotel room," "Pendulum Swing" Director Bill Rahn said.

Rahn said when compared to other modern movies, "Pendulum Swing" is considered a "no budget film."

In total, "Pendulum Swing" was shot in 86 different locations in North Carolina, utilizing more than 900 different cast members throughout. In addition to shooting several scenes in Tri-City Baptist Church in Conover, Rahn said different areas in Morganton, Hickory and Newton were used for filming.

Rahn said he chose North Carolina for filming because he lives the state and has connections with several public service groups that contributed to the film.

The Carolina Theater is located at 222 First Ave. NW in Hickory.

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