Ackland Film Forum

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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.

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

Fall 2015 Schedule

Presented by the Global Cinema Studies Program and the Ackland Art Museum, along with the Global Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. All screenings will be held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC.

Monday, 12 October, 7:00 PM
Valeska Grisebach, Longing (Germany, 2007)
Introduced by Inga Pollmann, Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, Comparative Literature.

An average, everyday metalworker and volunteer firefighter content in his marriage to his childhood sweetheart finds his emotions unexpectedly stirred when he falls for a pretty waitress from a nearby town.

Tuesday, 13 October, 7:00 PM (part of NC Latin American Film Festival)
Juan Carlos Valdivia, Yvy Maraey (Bolivia, 2014)
Intro by Samuel Amago (Romance Studies)

Monday, 19 October, 7:00 PM
Orna Raviv, Lod Detour (Israel, 2009)
Intro by Yaron Shemer (Asian Studies)

Tuesday, 27 October, 7:00 PM
Christian Frei, War Photographer (Switzerland, 2001)
Intro by Julia Haslett (Communication Studies)

Monday, 9 November, 7:00 PM
Sonja Bertucci, Étranger de l’Intérieur – Stranger from Within (Serbia and Montenegro, 2014)
Intro by Gabriel Trop; Q+A with the director to follow

Wednesday, 18 November, 7:00 PM
M.F. Hussain, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (India, 2004)
Intro by Afroz Taj (Asian Studies)

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