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 different 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.
Where: Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Downtown Chapel Hill
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is the Official Media Sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum.
The Ackland Film Forum is made possible by the generous support of Ruby Lerner.
Spring 2014: America’s Music
A film history of our popular music, from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.
The Blues and Gospel Music
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: “Feel Like Going Home”
Say Amen, Somebody
Thursday, 27 February, 7:00 PM
Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
Featuring Broadway: The American Musical: “Syncopated City”
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Ken Burns’ Jazz: “Swing, The Velocity of Celebration”
Tuesday, 18 March, 7:00 PM
Country and Bluegrass
High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass
The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: “Plugging In”
Tuesday, 25 March, 7:00 PM
Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop
Latin Music USA: “Bridges”
From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale
More information for audience members, as well as the full list of expert panelists for each screening, will be available soon!
The Ackland Art Museum is thrilled to take part in “America’s Music,” a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with The American Library Association Public Programs Office, Tribeca Flashpoint, and The Society for American Music. Made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.