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October 2014
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“8 Girls Taking Pictures: Art and Literature Discussion Day at the Ackland

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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Read along with the Ackland this fall as we discover Whitney Otto’s Eight Girls Taking Pictures and the many connections it has with our exhibition PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting. Art and Literature Discussion Day Sunday, 26 October, 2:00-3:30 PM An introduction by Chief Curator Peter Nisbet will be followed by a lively book discussion led by Kimberly Kutz (PhD, UNC ’13), Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies and former Ackland Graduate Intern. Free for Ackland Members, valid UNC OneCard…

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Photographer/Publisher: A Panel Discussion of the Indie Photobook Boom

October 30 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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A panel of artists and collectors will discuss the popularity of photobooks, spurred by new and better tools for creating print-on-demand books and digital editions. Larissa Leclair, Taj Forer, and Paul Soulellis will speak about the opportunities and economics of photobook publishing, offer advice to artists, and guide collectors.  

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November 2014

Ackland Film Forum: Broken Embraces

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 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. November 4: Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2009) with an introduction by Samuel Amago (UNC-Chapel Hill, Romance Languages) Starring Lluis Homar,  José Luis Gómez and Penélope Cruz, Broken Embraces was inspired by a photograph. Telling the tale of a blind screenwriter remembering the deceased lead actress of…

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Art For Lunch: Dr. Tania String on The Nude in Art

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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As Dr. String shares examples of Renaissance art that shape our conception of the nude—from Michelangelo’s David to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus—she will offer insights on why the naked body has been both problematic and inspirational for artists and audiences across history. RSVP requested; please register here. Bring a bag lunch (yes, people do!) or **NEW!** order a boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli that will be waiting for you at the Ackland! Order your lunch when you register online. Admission is…

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Ackland Film Forum: In So Many Words

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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. November 6: In So Many Words (Elisabeth Haviland James, 2013). In So Many Words is a documentary that uses narrative filmmaking techniques to explore the inner life of a woman whose Southern Gothic childhood has both tormented and motivated her at each phase of her life.…

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Ackland Film Forum: Waltz with Bashir

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 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. November 11: Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, Israel, 2008) with an introduction by Shayne Legassie (UNC-Chapel Hill, English and Comparative Literature). Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the critically acclaimed Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary about a man searching for his lost memories of…

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Ackland Film Forum: Finding Vivian Maier

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 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. November 18: Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, USA, 2013) with an introduction by Rachel Pollock (UNC-Chapel Hill, Dramatic Art; PlayMakers Repertory Company). Vivian Maier was a street photographer who took more than 150,000 photographs in her life, primarily of people and architecture of New York,…

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