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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 artscenter.duke.edu

October 2018

2018 AMI Student Film Festival

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

A curated festival of outstanding student films produced in Spring 2018 courses at Duke University.

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Correspondences: The Silent Films of Helga Fanderl, with Filmmaker in Attendance

Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
Film still: tree with glowing yellow leaves

Acclaimed German filmmaker Helga Fanderl will preside over a screening of her films—expect a unique and unrepeatable montage, revealing the fluid connections that run throughout her work (Rescheduled from 10/26).

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NC Latin American Film Festival | “O processo (The Trial)”

Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

A gripping courtroom drama following the trial of removed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, "O processo" is a rare documentary that unfolds into something akin to theater. Followed by Q&A with director Maria Augusta Ramos.

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“A Tale of Two Sisters” With Filmmaker Kim Ji-woon

Sunday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house, all of which are connected to a dark past in the family’s history.

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“The Good, the Bad, the Weird” with Filmmaker Kim Ji-woon

Monday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

A rip-roaring update of classic widescreen Spaghetti Westerns, this action extravaganza of lawless 1930s Manchuria centers on three strangers who meet fatefully on a train.

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November 2018

“Beach House”—AMI Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming

Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Terror strikes when a woman encounters a mysterious artist from her mother's past while staying at a beach house. Q&A with filmmakers Jason Saltiel ’04 and Matt Simon ‘04 after the screening.

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Precarious Living | “Personal Problems”

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Ishmael Reed, the project’s originator, called this bold collaboration between a coterie of major 80’s artists “an experimental soap opera.” Newly restored from the camera originals. Part of the Precarious Living series, featuring recent rediscoveries in American independent film.

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Lift Presents: The Madvo Collection Commissioning Project

Monday, November 12 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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 AMI faculty Anna Kipervaser.

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“Linefork” with Filmmakers Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

An immersive meditation on the passage of time and the persistent resonance of place, "Linefork" follows the daily rituals of an elderly couple living in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains.

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“Bless Their Little Hearts”—New Restoration

Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Unemployed, depressed and running out of options for supporting his family, Charlie Banks (Nate Hardman) is just barely eking out a living in Watts at the dawn of Reagan’s 80s. "Bless Their Little Hearts" is a striking portrait of working poverty, and a classic of 80s independent cinema.

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AMI Faculty Showcase: Josh Gibson

Monday, November 26 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

A special screening of Josh Gibson's new film, "Pig Film" (2018) along with a rare 35mm screening of his 2011 film "Kudzu Vine."

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Middle East Film Series | “The Wild Pear Tree”

Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Sinan is a Turkish boy from the provinces who has just graduated from college and is trying to get his first novel published. Brash and provocative to the point of insolence, he is also one of cinema’s best-drawn embodiments of the European economic crisis.

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