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Ackland Art Museum

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September 2014

Opening of PhotoVision at the Ackland Art Museum

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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The Ackland Art Museum holds the leading collection of photography in North Carolina, one that has both regional and national significance. The Museum’s broad and deep collection of approximately 2,000 photographs represents the entire history of the art form, from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints of the early nineteenth century to digital inkjet prints of the twenty-first century. From the nearly 500 photographic works acquired by the Ackland in the last ten years, over 150 have been selected for PhotoVision. The exhibition runs…

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Ackland Film Forum: La Jetée/Images of the World and the Inscription of War

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center at UNC,
301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, 27516
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This fall, the Ackland Film Forum explores the theme of photography in cinema—in everything from art films, to classic Hollywood gems, to recent popular films—in connection with the exhibition PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting. September 30th: La Jetée (Chris Marker, France, 1962) and Images of the World and the Inscription of War (Harun Farocki, West Germany, 1988) with an introduction by Rick Warner (UNC-Chapel Hill, English and Comparative Literature). La Jetée is a short science fiction featurette told almost entirely through still photos, and Images of…

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October 2014

Ackland Film Forum:

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center at UNC,
301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, 27516
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This fall, the Ackland Film Forum explores the theme of photography in cinema—in everything from art films, to classic Hollywood gems, to recent popular films—in connection with the exhibition PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting. October 14: Memento (Christopher Nolan, USA, 2000) with an introduction by Todd Taylor (UNC-Chapel Hill, English and Comparative Literature). Memento, the innovative breakthrough film of Christopher Nolan (The Prestige, Inception, the Dark Knight trilogy), uses a nonlinear narrative structure to tell the story of man who is incapable of…

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