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 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.
Fall 2016 – preliminary schedule
Screening start-times and locations TBA.
Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay, 2014, U.S.)
Thursday, 1 September
Introduced by Michelle Robinson (UNC-Chapel Hill, American Studies).
Phoenix (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 Heights (dir. Frederick Wiseman, 2015, US, documentary)
Thursday, 29 September
Introduced by Julia Haslett (UNC-Chapel Hill, Communication Studies).
Sonita (dir. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 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)
Thursday, 13 October
Introduced by Sabine Gruffat (UNC-Chapel Hill, Art).
Beasts of No Nation (dir. Cary Fukunaga, 2015, US)
Thursday, 27 October
Introduced by Gregg Flaxman (UNC-Chapel Hill, Global Cinema Studies).
WUNC 91.5 – North Carolina Public Radio is the official media sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum.