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Date & Time
November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm8:30 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:


Sisters with Transistors

(Lisa Rovner, 2020, 84 minutes, UK, English, Color, DCP)

Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s superb Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and more. Sisters with Transistors is an essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history but also offers plenty of surprises for crate-digging experimental music obsessives who know the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s output like the back of their hand. Rovner wisely chooses to let the incredible archival footage comprise the bulk of her sensitively-crafted film — truly a music doc done right.


“One of 2021’s very best films… a portrait of revolution that feels strangely timeless.” — Criterion Cast


“Eye opening ear scrambling joy.” — Mark Kermode


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

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