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02/02/14 — Filmmakers share stories at WCC's film festival

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Filmmakers share stories at WCC's film festival

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 2, 2014 1:50 AM

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The Foundation of Wayne Community College's fourth annual Praxis Film Festival held this past weekend marked two firsts -- hosting its first professional filmmaker, Alonso Alvarez Barreda, right, and expanding to include film screenings at the Paramount Theatre downtown. Talking with Barreda Saturday morning at WCC is Adrienne Northington, Foundation associate director.

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Zach Boylston, left, a film student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, talks with Anita Croasman, founder of the Praxis Film Festival, Saturday morning about the festival.

Alonso Alvarez Barreda was 12 years old in his native Mexico when he saw the movie "The Shawshank Redemption." "I remember when the movie ended I felt something I had never felt before," Barreda said. "I felt really touched....

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