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Ackland Art Museum

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October 2014
$5

Art Adventures

October 11 @ 10:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Handmade Photo-Collages – Bring favorite photos—family, friends, pets—which will be copied and turned into one-of-a-kind photo-collage books. (Caregivers, don’t worry: photos will be safely returned to participants at the end of…

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Ackland Film Forum: Memento

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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Ackland Film Forum: City of God

October 21 @ 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. October 21 : City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Brazil, 2002) with an introduction by Patricia Fuentes Lima (UNC-Chapel Hill, Romance Languages). Nominated for four Academy Awards and listed as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Movies of All Time, City of God depicts the growth of organized crime in…

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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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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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