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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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April 2017

Film Screening: I, Olga Hepnarová

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break free from the conservative social milieu and strict sexual conventions of the 1970s, Olga resorts to a gruesome and carefully planned revenge against the society. In Czech with English subtitles.

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Film Screening: Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi)

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of human spirit celebrate small rebellious acts that forever changed their lives. In Czech and Slovak with English subtitles.

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Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

April 22 @ 12:55 pm - 5:00 pm
Silverspot Cinema Chapel Hill, University Place, 201 S Estes Dr #100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Silverspot Cinema is hosting a screening of Eugene Onegin as a part of Met Opera's Live on Screen in Cinema series. Eugene Onegin (Russian: Евгений Онегин, Yevgény Onégin), Op. 24, is an opera ("lyrical scenes") in 3 acts (7 scenes), composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto, organised by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky, very closely follows certain passages in Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse, retaining much of his poetry. Shilovsky contributed M. Triquet's verses in Act 2, Scene 1, while Tchaikovsky himself arranged the text for Lensky's arioso in Act 1, Scene 1, and almost all of Prince Gremin's aria in Act 3, Scene 1. Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman's love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend.

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Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Silverspot Cinema Chapel Hill, University Place, 201 S Estes Dr #100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Silverspot Cinema is hosting a screening of Eugene Onegin as a part of Met Opera's Live on Screen in Cinema series. Eugene Onegin (Russian: Евгений Онегин, Yevgény Onégin), Op. 24, is an opera ("lyrical scenes") in 3 acts (7 scenes), composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto, organised by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky, very closely follows certain passages in Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse, retaining much of his poetry. Shilovsky contributed M. Triquet's verses in Act 2, Scene 1, while Tchaikovsky himself arranged the text for Lensky's arioso in Act 1, Scene 1, and almost all of Prince Gremin's aria in Act 3, Scene 1. Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman's love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend.

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