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.

Fall 2018

“Women with a Movie Camera: American Female Directors 1990-Present”

Join us for a series of seven films in the Ackland Film Forum Fall 2018 series, “Women with a Camera: American Female Directors, 1990-Present.” The series is organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of English and Comparative Literature and presented in connection with the “CMPL 144: American Films of the 90s” course installation on display in Ackland Upstairs, 17 Oct – 16 Dec 2018.

Location & Tickets
All film screenings will be held at The Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Free admission for UNC One Cards holders. $7 admission for the general public. Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.

See the Full Schedule!

The 11 September screening of The Virgin Suicides has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. 
11 September 2018 | 7 PM NEW DATE: Rescheduled for 23 October 2018 | 7 PM
The Virgin Suicides (USA, 2000, dir. Sofia Coppola), R | 1h 37min
A group of male friends becomes obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

25 September 2018 | 7 PM
Point Break (USA, 1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow), R | 2h 2min
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

9 October 2018 | 7 PM
Cameraperson (UK, 2017, dir. Kirsten Johnson), Not Rated | 1h 42min
Cohosted by The Doc Squad
Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

30 October 2018 | 7 PM
Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (USA, 2015, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour), Not Rated | 1h 41 min
Cohosted by the Chapel Hill Film Society
In the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

13 November 2018 | 7 PM
Pariah (USA, 2011, dir. Dee Rees), R | 1h 26min
Cohosted by UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

27 November 2018 | 7 PM
Love & Basketball (USA, 2000, dir. Gina Prince-Bythwood), PG-13 | 2h 4 min
Monica and Quincy are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.

4 December 2018 | 7 PM
Lady Bird (USA, 2017, dir. Greta Gerwig), R | 1h 34min
Cohosted by the Carolina Film Association (CFA)
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.








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