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123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

September 2018

Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

September 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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The Virgin Suicides (USA, 2000, dir. Sofia Coppola) R | 1h 37min A group of male friends becomes obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.   Join us for a series of seven films in the Ackland Film Forum Fall 2018 series, “Women with a Camera: American Female Directors, 1990-Present.” The series is organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of English and Comparative…

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Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Point Break (USA, 1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) R | 2h 2min An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

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October 2018

Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Cameraperson Cohosted by The Doc Squad (UK, 2017, dir. Kirsten Johnson) Not Rated | 1h 42min Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

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Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Cohosted by the Chapel Hill Film Society (USA, 2015, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour) Not Rated | 1h 41 min In the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

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November 2018

Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Pariah Cohosted by UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) (USA, 2011, dir. Dee Rees) R | 1h 26min A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

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Ackland Film Forum Series: Women with a Movie Camera

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Love & Basketball (USA, 2000, dir. Gina Prince-Bythwood) PG-13 | 2h 4 min Monica and Quincy are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart

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February 2019

Ackland Film Forum: Fantastic Voyage (1966)

February 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Take a journey into the brain, and the Soviet-crazed world of 60s sci-fi with Fantastic Voyage (1966).

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March 2019

Ackland Film Forum: Brainstorm (1983)

March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Directed by special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (2001, Blade Runner), Brainstorm shows there's nothing virtual about VR. Filmed in NC!

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February 2020

Up Close & Personal: Challenging Prejudice in 1960s Documentary

February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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This film program will feature four short films that address the topic of prejudice by focusing on individual experiences of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination. Three of these films (Felicia, Behind Every Good Man, and Siu Mei Wong: Who Shall I Be) are discussed in a new edited collection, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, which was published by Duke University Press in November 2019. The fourth film, Goodbye to Carolina (Dir. Clive Hewitt, 1964, 27 minutes), was filmed on…

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Up Close & Personal: Challenging Prejudice in 1960s Documentary

February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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This film program will feature four short films that address the topic of prejudice by focusing on individual experiences of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination. Three of these films (Felicia, Behind Every Good Man, and Siu Mei Wong: Who Shall I Be) are discussed in a new edited collection, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, which was published by Duke University Press in November 2019. The fourth film, Goodbye to Carolina (Dir. Clive Hewitt, 1964, 27 minutes), was filmed on…

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August 2022

“Life of Pi” Film Screening

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Join us for the first film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2022 series “Art and Artifice”!

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September 2022

“House of Wax” Film Screening

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Join us for the second film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2022 series “Art and Artifice”!

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“Victor/Victoria” Film Screening

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Join us for the third film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2022 series “Art and Artifice”!

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“Sidewalk Stories” Film Screening

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Join us on September 20th for the third film showing in the Ackland Film Forum Series!

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October 2022

“In Fabric” Film Screening

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Join us on Tuesday, October 4th, for the third film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2022 series “Art and Artifice”!

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