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: Nelson Mandela Theater, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
UPCOMING SCREENINGS – FALL 2014
This fall, the Ackland Film Forum explores the theme of photography in cinema—in everything from art films, to classic Hollywood gems, to recent popular films—in connection with the Ackland’s exhibition PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting.
4 November, 7:00 PM
Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2009)
With an introduction by Samuel Amago (UNC-Chapel Hill, Romance Languages)
11 November, 7:00 PM
Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, Israel, 2008)
With an introduction by Shayne Legassie (UNC-Chapel Hill, English and Comparative Literature)
Ari Folman’s animated documentary tells the story of his own time as a solider and the search for his lost memories from that time.
18 November, 7:00 PM
Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, USA, 2013)
With an introduction by Rachel Pollock (UNC-Chapel Hill, Dramatic Art; PlayMakers Repertory Company)
This documentary tells the story of Chicago nanny Vivian Maier, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that she hid in storage lockers, only to be found many years later.
Special Screening: 6 November, 7:00 PM
In So Many Words (Elisabeth Haviland James, 2013)
Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill, Free Admission
Stay for a Q & A session with Lucy Daniels and director Elisabeth Haviland James following the screening.