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‘PlantPure Nation’ documentary will be shown at EpiCentre

Constance Baker Motley, photographed at her home in Chester, Conn.,  in 1998. The documentary “Trials of Constance Baker Motley” was shot in Charlotte.
Constance Baker Motley, photographed at her home in Chester, Conn., in 1998. The documentary “Trials of Constance Baker Motley” was shot in Charlotte. THE HARTFORD COURANT

Author T. Colin Campbell and son Nelson Campbell are on a 23-city promotional tour with a rough cut of their movie documentary “PlantPure Nation.”

They’re coming to Charlotte for a screening April 8 at Studio Movie Grill Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St. Activities on the national bus tour include book signings, rallies and community engagement to celebrate the benefits of a plant-based diet. (The book in question is “The PlantPure Nation Cookbook” by Kim Campbell, a companion to the documentary, that includes more than 150 whole food, plant-based recipes.)

The film examines political and economic factors that suppress information on benefits of plant-based nutrition, while connecting this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming and food deserts. The production team will recruit people in each city to build interest in the official release of the film, which is scheduled for the week of July 4 in the tour cities.

More info: plantpurenation.com.

N.C. at Tribeca

North Carolina will be represented in multiple ways at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 16-26. Three directors call the state home, while three other projects were filmed here (including two in Charlotte).

The directors are Durham’s Jeff Tremaine, Taylorsville’s Onur Tukel and Chapel Hill’s Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt. Tremaine’s documentary “Angry Sky” follows Nick Piantanida, a truck driver who dreamed of breaking the world free-fall record. Tukel’s “Applesauce” is a dramatic comedy about a man whose late-night radio show confessions stirs up trouble from his past. Perlmutt will debut his documentary “Havana Motor Club,” a look at Cuba’s community of underground drag racers and their quest to hold Cuba’s first official car race since shortly after the 1959 revolution.

“Trials of Constance Baker Motley” was shot in Charlotte. This short documentary profiles Baker Motley, who worked with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and became the first black woman voted a New York state senator.

“Ashby” was also shot in Charlotte. It’s a dark comedy about an awkward guy (Nat Wolff) who needs help fitting in; he turns to a neighbor (Mickey Rourke) whose brand of tough love tests him – and who’s a former CIA assassin. “A Faster Horse,” a documentary about the 50th-anniversary redesign of the Ford Mustang, used various N.C. locations.

Prizes of Accident reading

The new Prizes of Accident Theatre Company, a local troupe dedicated to the production of new and underused works, will perform a staged reading of short plays from the international 365 Women A Year Project at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Upstage.

The international project involves some 200 playwrights, who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. This is the first N.C. production of some of that work. Tickets are $5. Details: upstagenoda.com.

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