Ackland Film Forum

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AFF logo Black transp bkgrdThe 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.

The Ackland Film Forum is made possible by the generous support of Ruby Lerner.


Presented by the Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Global Cinema Studies Program, and the Media Resources Center at UNC.
All films screen at the Ackland Art Museum in the food- and drink-safe ART& space.

Films begin at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Click film titles for descriptions.

(dir. Ava DuVernay, 2014, U.S.)
Thursday, 1 September
Introduced by Michelle Robinson (UNC-Chapel Hill, American Studies).

(dir. Christian Petzold, 2014, Germany)
Thursday, 8 September
Introduced by Inga Pollmann (UNC-Chapel Hill, English & Comparative Literature).

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?)
(dir. Anna Muylaert, 2015, Brazil)
Thursday, 15 September
Introduced by Sam Amago (UNC-Chapel Hill, Romance Studies)

In Jackson HeightsIn_Jackson_Heights_Still
(dir. Frederick Wiseman, 2015, US, documentary)
Thursday, 29 September, 6:00 PM
Introduced by Julia Haslett (UNC-Chapel Hill, Communication Studies).

(dir. Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, 2015, Germany/Switzerland/Iran, documentary)
Thursday, 6 October
Introduced by Winifred Metz (UNC-Chapel Hill, Media Resources Center).

We Come as Friends
(dir. Hubert Sauper, 2014, Austria, documentary)Beasts-of-No-Nation
Thursday, 13 October
Introduced by Sabine Gruffat (UNC-Chapel Hill, Art).

Beasts of No Nation
(dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2015, US)
Thursday, 27 October
Introduced by Gregg Flaxman (UNC-Chapel Hill, English & Comparative Literature).

Far from Men (Loin des hommes) 
(dir. David Oelhoffen, 2014, France)
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Introduced by Hassan Melehy (UNC-Chapel Hill, Romance Studies).

The Garden of Eden
(dir. Ran Tal, 2012, Israel, documentary)
Thursday, 10 November 
Introduced by Yaron Shemer (UNC-Chapel Hill, Asian Studies).

Cemetery of Splendor (Rak ti Khon Kean) ​
​(dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015, Thailand)
Thursday, 17 November 
Introduced by Rick Warner (UNC-Chapel Hill, English & Comparative Literature).


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WUNC 91.5 – North Carolina Public Radio is the official media sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum.

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