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Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center

2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1700

February 2019

Screen/Society Visiting Artist: Jeanne Liotta

Monday, February 18 at 7:00 pm

Jeanne Liotta visits with a program of short experimental films that exist in the curious intersection of art, science and natural philosophy; program highlights include Lilly Library’s newest 16mm acquisition, Liotta’s sublimely cosmic work "Observando El Cielo" (2007).

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“The Bigamist” (1953) | IDA LUPINO 101

Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 pm

Childless couple Joan Fontaine and Edmond O’Brien want to adopt, but investigator turns up something interesting about O’Brien: second wife Lupino. Too hot for original distributor RKO, Lupino and company self-distributed.

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“On Dangerous Ground” (1952) | IDA LUPINO 101

Monday, February 25 at 7:00 pm

Sadistic detective Robert Ryan is sent upstate and joins a manhunt for a local killer through a desolate snowy landscape. But while searching with the victim’s embittered father Ward Bond, he finds hope in a remote cottage inhabited by blind, selfless Ida Lupino (who co-directed while Ray was ill.)

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March 2019

Remember to Remember: Sylvain Chaussée & Niagara Custom Lab

Sunday, March 3 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Sylvain Chaussée visits with a program of solo works alongside those made by his circle at Niagara Custom Lab in Toronto, ON. A film development technician by day, his hands-on approach to alternative processing and printing techniques directly informs Chaussée’s experimental film practice.

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Screen/Society–“The Wandering Soap Opera” (2017) Raul Ruiz – Triangle Premiere

Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm

In 1990, Ruiz conducted six days of acting workshops and filming in his native Chile, yielding a small wealth of 16mm footage that was never edited together until Valeria Sarmiento, Ruiz’s wife and chief collaborator, returned to it nearly six years after Ruiz’s death in 2011.

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“The Last Movie” (1971) | Dennis Hopper

Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm

Dennis Hopper’s legendarily career-imperiling production of "The Last Movie" emerges at last. Hopper stars as a stuntman working on the set of a western shooting in rural Peru, where the locals begin to absorb the action of the shoot into their ritual and folklore, and cinema melts into life itself.

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“Les rendez-vous d’Anna” (1978) | Chantal Akerman

Monday, March 25 at 7:00 pm

In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker, makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. Via a succession of eerie, exquisitely shot, brief encounters— we come to see her emotional and physical detachment from the world.

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“Supa Modo” (2018) | Likarion Wainaina

Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 pm

Terminally ill 9-year-old Jo is obsessed with action movies and dreams of being a superhero. In an attempt to make these dreams come true, her entire village bands together to bring comfort to her final days and turn Jo into the courageous hero that they already know her to be.

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April 2019

“Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice” (1952) | Yasujirô Ozu

Monday, April 1 at 7:00 pm

One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, "Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice" is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone amidst the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo.

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“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” with filmmaker RaMell Ross

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, "Hale County This Morning, This Evening" (2018) allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South—trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race.

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LIFT presents: The Madvo Collection Commissioning Project, Program 2

Monday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

After receiving a donation of the 200+ reel archives of filmmaker Jacques Madvo, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) commissioned eight artists to create new work with the Madvo collection as a starting point. Introduced by Anna Kipervaser (AMI0

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“I am Not a Witch” (2017) | Rungano Yoni

Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

A nine-year-old Zambian girl is thrown into a witch camp - part prison, part tourist attraction –in this satiric feminist fairy tale.

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The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm

Returning to theaters across North America, the Animation Show of Shows will present 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world.

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“The Battle of Chile” (Part 1 + Part 2) (1975-76) | Patricio Guzmán

Monday, April 15 at 6:00 pm

One of the near universally acknowledged masterworks of politically engaged nonfiction, Guzmán’s opus tells the entire story of the life and death of the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. _In conjunction with the exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, Nasher Museum of Art

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