The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group Message Board › FREE movies showing at Duke, March 20-23
All of these films are free and open to the public. For information about other Spring 2011 Screen/Society film series and events, see: http://ami.duke.edu/s...
The Cine-East: East Asian Cinema continues with:
Go (Isao Yukisada, 2001, 122 min, Japan, in Japanese & Korean w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD)
Sunday March 20th at 7pm in the Richard White Auditorium (East Campus)
Yukisada spins a gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him.
--Winner for Best Director at the 2002 Japanese Academy Awards, and recipient of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2002 Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Golden Star at the 2002 Marrakech International Film Festival!
Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Korea Forum, the Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
The Modern Cinemas of the Middle East continues with:
10 to 11 (Pelin Esmer, 2009, 110 min, Turkey, Turkish w/ English Subtitles, Color, 35mm)
Tuesday March 22nd at 8pm in the Griffith Film Theater:
Pelin Esmer's feature debut is loosely adapted from the life and habits of her uncle, Mithat Esmer. Mithat lives alone in an apartment in Istanbul, but he is surrounded by souvenirs and audio tapes which he affectionately and simply refers to as his collections. Mithat's Istanbul that is under threat. Not only has his landlord decided to tear down the building, but all around him, Mithat's city is being phased out in ways both personal and public. Esmer's debut shows a rare patience and a lucid view of her home city. As the soul of the film, Mithat is as stubborn as he is charming and wily, and his dignified yet strangely unpredictable presence becomes a commanding force. Through his story, 10 to 11 engages our relationship with our own memories: precious because we know they must eventually fade.
Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC), the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC), the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
The Brazilian Documentary Film Series continues with the NC Premiere of
Jogo de Cena (Playing) (Eduardo Coutinho, 2007, 105 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD)
-- Introduced by Aaron J. Lorenz, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate of Luso-Brazilian Studies. Q&A to follow!
Wednesday March 23rd at 7pm in the Richard White Auditorium (East Campus):
In this self-reflexive documentary, veteran filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho interviews 23 women who responded to a newspaper advertisement he placed that asked them to narrate an important moment in their lives. Mixing their interviews with improvised reenactments of the interviews by actresses, Coutinho calls attention to the performative quality of interpretation and confounds the audience’s ability to distinguish between reality and fiction. The documentary also calls attention to the profound depth and beauty of personal experience.
-- Winner of the APCA Trophy for Best Film at the 2008 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards, and the Jury Awards for Best Documentary & Best Documentary Director at the 2008 Prêmio Contigo Cinema, Brazil!
Sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
The Rights! Camera! Action! film series continues with:
(Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, 2007, 81 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD)
Thursday March 24th at 7pm in the Rare Book Room (Perkins Library):
-- Panel discussion to follow!
Taking Root tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, who led a movement in her native Kenya to safeguard the environment. Maathai became the first woman to both earn a Ph.D. and head a university department in that country. She came to international attention as founder of the Green Belt Movement, which helps restore forests while paying women to plant trees. Through the group, she has helped women plant more than 30 million trees across Africa, and has taken courageous stands for democracy and women's rights.
-- Winner of the Women in Leadership Award at the 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival!
Sponsored by the Archive for Human Rights & the Full Frame Archive in the Special Collections Library, the Duke Human Rights Center, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).