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Date & Time
April 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Film Screening:


Friends and Strangers
(James Vaughan, 2021, 82 min, Australia, Color, DCP)

Part screwball/cringe comedy, part deep-seated satire of white Australia as experienced by the young and affluent, Friends and Strangers follows twenty-somethings Ray and Alice as they navigate a series of increasingly awkward and comedic situations, from limp romantic encounters to bungled opportunities for professional growth. This ever-intriguing debut feature by James Vaughan destabilizes narrative expectations from the outset, as major characters drop out of the film, just because. A surface-level casualness belies Vaughan’s deft handling of youthful ambivalence and historical amnesia.


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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