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May 2018

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Reels on the real The eighth annual internation- al Praxis Film Festival returns to Goldsboro in May with a host of films and documentaries, including the recounting of the day two hydrogen bombs landed in a Wayne County field. The festival is planned May 4 and 5, with two days of nearly 35 different full-length films, short films, documentaries and animated films, from the United States and other countries. The festival showing times are from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. each day at the Paramount Theatre, 139 S. Center St. "We look at maybe 100 to get 50," said Jack Kannan, executive director of the Praxis Film Festival. "We try to get the best films in those categories that are out there. "It's not your typical film. It's not a TV pro - gram or a film at a theater. You start learning about other cultures. It's sort of educational, too." One of the highlights of the festival is the doc- umentary, "Ground Zero Goldsboro," produced by Michael Raab, which will be shown Friday at 1:30 p.m. "That's going to draw more locals to the film festival, I think," Kannan said. "I remember it in Wayne County. It was the biggest bomb we heard, and it's part of the legacy of Sey- mour Johnson (Air Force Base)." In January 1961, residents in the Big Daddy's Road area watched as the sky appeared to be on fire in a fielded area near the Northeast Fire Station. A B-52 from Sey- mour Johnson Air Force Base broke up in midair before crashing into The eighth annual international Praxis Film Festival will highlight a host of films and documentaries this month with one recounting the day two hydrogen bombs landed in Wayne County and another about the eccentric home of Allan Gurganus. 'The Imaginary Village of Allan Gurganus' 'Ground Zero Goldsboro' 'Shades' 'Redacted' Other features: 'Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning' Continued to page 23 By Rochelle Moore

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