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The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group Message Board › Free Movies showing at Duke - March 29th - April 1 (including Monty Python!)

Free Movies showing at Duke - March 29th - April 1 (including Monty Python!)

Cary, NC
Post #: 355
All movies are free and open to the public.

Tuesday March 29th at 7pm in the Richard White Auditorium (East Campus):
The Brazilian Documentary Film Series continues with the North Carolina premiere of:
(Marcos Prado, 2004, 127 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, DVDIsao Yukisada, 2001, 122 min, Japan, in Japanese & Korean w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD)

-- Introduced by Aaron J. Lorenz, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate of Luso-Brazilian Studies. Q&A to follow!
In Marcos Prado’s first beautifully shot documentary, he reveals the daily life of a 60 year old woman who has survived for twenty years scavenging in Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho garbage dump. Alternating between extreme lucidity, prophecy, and schizophrenia, Doña Estamira forces the viewer to rethink modernity and progress from the perspective of waste. A profound allegory of contemporary society, the documentary explores race, gender, and class discrimination from Estamira’s stubborn, independent, and critical perspective.
--Winner of the Sutherland Trophy at the 2005 British Film Institute Awards, the Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the 2005 Miami Film Festival, the International for Best Documentary at the 2004 São Paolo International Film Festival, and recipient of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2005 Viennale!
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).

Related lecture:
Tuesday, March 29th, 12:00–1:00pm in Rm. 201, Flowers Building (West Campus):
“Reconsidering Garbage: Recycling, Memory, and Waste in Marcos Prado’s Estamira”
by Aaron Lorenz, Post-Doctoral Associate of Luso-Brazilian Studies at Duke University


Thursday March 31st at 7pm in the Richard White Auditorium (East Campus):
The Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series continues with a special "Kurosawa & Philosophy" presentation of:
Ikiru ("To Live")
(Akira Kurosawa, 1952, 143 min, Japan, Japanese w/ English Subtitles, Black & White, DVD)

In Akira Kurosawa's critically acclaimed drama, Kanji Watanabe is a longtime bureaucrat in a city office who, along with the rest of the office, spends his entire working life doing nothing of significance. After discovering he is suffering from a terminal illness, Kanji becomes intensely self-absorbed until he finds a mission to build a playground for the children in an urban ghetto as a way of coming to peace with his life.
-- Winner for Best Film at the 1953 Kinema Junpo Awards and the 1953 Mainichi Film Concourse!
-- Recipient of a Special Prize of the Senate at the 1954 Berlin International Film Festival!
Sponsored by the Self-Knowledge Symposium, Duke Philosophical Society, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Dept. of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Student Organization Finance Committee, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

**RESCHEDULED** due to rain -- Monthy Python is now showing on Saturday April 9th at 8:15pm, on the East Campus Quad!The First Year Library Advisory Board presents "April Fools on the Quad" - featuring a special outdoor screening of:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975, 89 min, UK, in English, Color, DVD)
-- Free Popcorn and beverages will be provided!

From its opening multi-language titles (is that Swedish?) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, this film helped to define 'irreverence' and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythons savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non-sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
Sponsored by the First Year Library Advisory Board, the Duke University Libraries, Devils After Dark, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
A former member
Post #: 8
Watching Monty Python for free outdoors? Sounds good to me!
Cary, NC
Post #: 356
**RESCHEDULED** due to rain -- Monthy Python is now showing on Saturday April 9th at 8:15pm, on the East Campus Quad!
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