Deltas keep valuable film Legacy alive

Deltas of Charlotte Foundation Inc. will sponsor the eighth annual Legacy Film Showcase of award-winning shorts by African-Americans on Jan. 14 at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. The event opens with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by films at 7:30.

This year's event will pay tribute to Dennis Darrell, a crusader for independent film who used to program Legacy screenings.

Deltas of Charlotte is the fundraising partner of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., so proceeds will support college scholarships and charitable contributions to area nonprofits. The $20 ticket price includes food at the reception and a chance to buy from local vendors. For details, call 704-372-1000 or go to www.blumenthalcenter.org or www.deltasofcharlotte.org.

The votes are in ...

And Charlotte Film Community will name the winners of its 2010 Made in Charlotte competition Monday at 7 p.m. in Whisky River at the EpiCentre, Trade and College Streets. Awards in 11 categories were determined by celebrity judges and online voters.

CFC is the nonprofit group that links local filmmakers and actors to each other and to surrounding communities. Each film had to include a playing card (the queen of spades) in a meaningful way and run 10 minutes or less. At least 75 percent had to be shot within 60 miles of Charlotte. For details, go to www.madeincharlottefilm.com or www.charlotte filmcommunity.com .

Playwright gets premiere

Sanguine Theatre Troupe and N.C. Stage Company will present "Dogfall," a play by Shelby's Scot Lahaie, on Jan. 14-23 at NCSC's Asheville headquarters. Tickets are $15. Get details at 828-239-0263, dogfall .weebly.com or www.ncstage .org .

Lahaie, assistant professor and director of theater at Gardner-Webb University, will play a doctor who helps patients with terminal illnesses commit suicide. Asheville's Bradley James Archer will play the religious zealot bent on punishing the doctor for crimes against God and humanity.