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Date & Time
October 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public. More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Screening Series:


Day 3: Shorts Program (TRT: 121 min):


Deadly Deception – General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment
(Debra Chasnoff, 1991, 27min, USA, English, Digital)

The Academy Award-winning Deadly Deception juxtaposes GE’s rosy “We Bring Good Things To Life” commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company’s involvement in building nuclear bombs.


A Cerebral Game
(Reid Davenport, 2017, 7min, USA, English, Digital)

Baseball was so much more than a game for Reid Davenport when he was growing up. It was about belonging and being a teammate, despite having cerebral palsy. In this intimately personal film, Reid explores the parallel between his adolescent loneliness and his ultimate rejection of the game he loved.


Bachelorette, 34
(Kara Herold, 2009, 30min, USA, English,  Digital)

Kara’s mother is obsessed with getting her daughter married. Kara, a single artist and filmmaker in San Francisco, has her doubts. Through the microcosm of her often hilarious interactions with her mom, Kara Herold’s Bachelorette, 34 examines the pressure society puts on women to find “Mr. Right.”


Cruisin’ J-Town
(Duane Kubo & Visual Communications, 1975, 24min, USA, English, Digital)

Cruisin’ J-Town celebrates the music and influences of contemporary Asian American culture on Dan Kuramoto, June Okida Kuramoto, and Johnny Mori — three musicians who make up the core of the jazz fusion band Hiroshima. Directed by Duane Kubo, one of the founding members of the vanguard Asian American media arts organization, Visual Communications.


Becoming Johanna
(Jonathan Skurnik, 2016, 27min, USA, English, Digital)

When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.



Related event – Wed Oct 19, 7:00pm:

Virtual discussion with New Day Films founders Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Liane Brandon, and Amalie R. Rothschild.

Register here to attend the virtual discussion.



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

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