Reel Paddling

Reel Paddling Film Fest: Friday at Rally Point

Reel Paddling

Cary, NC — This Friday, April 10, 2015, Rally Point Sport Grill will host the Reel Paddling Film Festival, a collection of the world’s best films to inspire outdoor enthusiasts.

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Reel Paddling Film Festival inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, and embrace the lifestyle and heritage of wild places by showcasing the world’s best paddling films.

You might call Drew Schenk, Rally Point’s owner, an outdoor enthusiast. He is active, especially outdoors, and enjoys a white-water rafting trip each year.

That’s probably why he chose to hold the Reel Paddling festival, which is known by audiences in the United States, in Canada and around the world for its great films and its means to inspire audiences to venture beyond their normal ways.

It’s Free

Schenk and the Rally Point team are encouraging guests to stop by to enjoy drinks, food and a the series of great films. They’ll even buy your ticket, so admission is free.

You can even vote for your favorite film.

Event Details

Reel Paddling Film Festival 
Friday, April 10, 2015; 7:30 – 11 pm
at Rally Point Sport Grill
1837 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary

Why Reel Paddling?

The word reel (as in Reel Paddling Film Festival) could mean two things here:

  • Noun: A cylinder on which film, wire, thread or other flexible materials can be wound.
  • Verb: Wind a line onto a reel by turning the reel

So, as a noun, when we hear reel, we think film festival. As a verb, we might think of fishing. Which can be related to rafting which, in return, has to do with paddling.

You could also appreciate the cleverness of the name if you think of the festival as the Real Paddling Film FestivalAs in the best, the real deal, etc.

Whether it’s reel or real, it’s bound to be a good time.

Films at The Cary This Week

While we’re on the topic of films, here’s what’s playing at The Cary Theater this week.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2 @ 7 & 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015: Lincoln @ 2 pm


Story from staff reports. Photo by Balaji.B.