Three films, three genres as Bryan Cultural Film Series takes you behind the curtain

Three films, three genres as Bryan Cultural Film Series takes you behind the curtain

February 6th, 2023

The Philadelphia Story, the Red Shoes and the Magnificent Seven are three movies that should be in every movie lover’s history of great movies.

Taking a deep dive into why the three movies in this year’s Film Series are classics, Dr. Chris Palestrant, Professor of Music Composition at ECSU, will offer his popular peek behind the curtain” look at how the movies were made and some little known titillating tidbits.

Dr. Palestrant will Peek Behind the Curtain on Feburary 19, March 5 and March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Movies will be screened at 4:30 at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, 1800 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.

Philadelphia Story – Sunday, February 19

Starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart star in one of the great romantic comedies of all time.

Often copied, but never bettered, the Philadelphia Story is a sparkling romantic comedy with impeccable performances, witty dialogue, and then perfect vision of director George Cukor,

The Red Shoes – Sunday, March 5

Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, and Marius Goring.

A powerful and ultimately tragic story of love and betrayal, the Red Shoes is considered one of the best film’s ever produced by British movie industry.

The Magnificent Seven – Sunday, March 19

The ensemble cast includes Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, and Horst Buchholz, and Eli Wallach

Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai is reimagined in what is arguably one of the best westerns ever filmed. Directed by John Sturges, the Magnificent Seven is an action-packed thriller that never loses sight of the humanity of the main characters.

Tickets are $10 for each movie and may be purchased online at the RC10 Kill Devil Hills theater or at the box office.  For more information about the Bryan Cultural Series and to find more information about the NC Symphony String Quartet concert event visit

Towne Bank of Currituck, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills, and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk provide substantial support for this cultural offering of events. 

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012.  The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high-quality cultural events.  These events will include a variety of visual, literary, and performing arts.  The board strives to glean from the talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard. 

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