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October 2014

Polish Film Screening: Adoption (1975)

October 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dey Hall 404, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

In conjunction with the First-Year Seminar SLAV 88H, Gender and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe, a screening of director Márta Mészáros's "Örökbefogadás" (Adoption) will be shown. Adoption is about Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea.

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November 2014

Polish Film Screening: No Man’s Land (2001)

November 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dey Hall 404, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

In conjunction with the First-Year Seminar SLAV 88H, Gender and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe, a screening of director Danis Tanovic's “No Man's Land” will be shown. No Man's Land is about Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993, a time of heavy fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

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Polish Film Screening: Daddy (1995)

November 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dey Hall 404, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

In conjunction with the First-Year Seminar SLAV 88H, Gender and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe, a screening of director Maciej Slesicki's "Tato" (Daddy) will be shown. Daddy is about Michal Sulecki who breaks up with his wife Linda. In the middle of an ensuing divorce is Kasia, a 10 year old child with an immense musical talent.

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September 2016

Film Screening: Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix” (2014)

September 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighting various aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film. Art films, narrative films, and documentaries are chosen by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and Ackland staff, often in connection with particular courses, campus-wide initiatives, or exhibitions. Phoenix (dir. Christian Petzold, 2014, Germany) Thursday, 8 September Introduced by Inga Pollmann (UNC-Chapel Hill, English & Comparative Literature). Phoenix is a 2014 German drama film directed by Christian Petzold. Loosely adapted from the 1961 novel Le Retour des Cendres (English: The Return from the Ashes) by French author Hubert Monteilhet, the film stars Nina Hoss and Ronald Zehrfeld as Nelly and Johnny Lenz respectively. Phoenix is set within Germany in the aftermath of World War II, where Nelly, a Jew who was able to survive an Auschwitz concentration camp, decides to go back to her husband Johnny in Berlin. She has had to have her face reconstructed due to a bullet wound, and her husband does not recognize her. The film marks the sixth collaboration between Petzold and Hoss, as well as being the second film in which Hoss and Zehrfeld star opposite each other after Barbara (2012), also directed by Petzold.

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October 2016

Film Screening: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami’s “Sonita”

October 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighting various aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film. Art films, narrative films, and documentaries are chosen by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and Ackland staff, often in connection with particular courses, campus-wide initiatives, or exhibitions. Sonita Thursday, 6 October Introduced by Winifred Metz (UNC-Chapel Hill, Media Resources Center). A young Afghani refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music after her family tries to sell her into a marriage.

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Film Screening: Hubert Sauper’s “We Come as Friends”

October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighting various aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film. Art films, narrative films, and documentaries are chosen by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and Ackland staff, often in connection with particular courses, campus-wide initiatives, or exhibitions. We Come as Friends Thursday, 13 October Introduced by Sabine Gruffat (UNC-Chapel Hill, Art). We Come as Friends is a 2014 Austrian-French documentary film written, directed and produced by Hubert Sauper. The film premiered in-competition in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014. It won the Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery at the festival. The film focuses on war-ravaged South Sudan fighting for independence from North Sudan and its President Omar al-Bashir.  

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November 2016

Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Film Screening: Transfer

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is a part of Transnational Science Fictions, a week long event at UNC-CH which will focus on German-American cultural exchanges around science fiction and fantasy. Join us for a free screening of this German scifi film with English subtitles.

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February 2017

Film Screening: Body

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mixing brave social commentary with a dark and absurd sense of humor comes naturally to the celebrated Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska, but she pushes these two elements into compelling new territory with Body. The lives of a young woman with an eating disorder, her coroner father, and a physical therapist who believes she can communicate with the dead intersect in unexpected ways in this critically acclaimed dark comedy. In Polish with English subtitles.

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March 2017

Film Screening: White God (Fehér isten)

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

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by the State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, who has learned all too well from his “Masters” in his journey through the streets and animal control centers of Budapest that man is not always dog’s best friend. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

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