Screen/Society Spring 2019 Schedule

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"The Image Book" (2018) | Jean-Luc Godard - Triangle Premiere
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this ambitious collage film essay. Deploying novel approaches to multi-channel sound and weaving dense webs out of hundreds of cultural sources, The Image Book is an exhilarating and urgent inquiry into the histories and politics of representation itself.

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"The Image Book" (2018) Jean-Luc Godard | - Triangle Premiere [Day Two]
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this ambitious collage film essay. Deploying novel approaches to multi-channel sound and weaving dense webs out of hundreds of cultural sources, The Image Book is an exhilarating and urgent inquiry into the histories and politics of representation itself.

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MFA|EDA Salon: “Between the Endless Forms”
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

A short program of experimental films that interrogate the gaze and reappropriate it as a site of resistance. Includes work by Basma Alsharif, Laida Lertxundi, Nazli Dincel, Ja'Tovia Gary, Rawane Nassif, and Christopher Harris. _Curated by Felicity Palma + Dani Smith for MFA|EDA Salon

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"Zama" (2017) | Lucrecia Martel - NC Premiere
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Set in a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer order that never comes. Contemporary master Lucretia Martel’s trademark command of sound and image is on full display, with oneiric cinematography and immersive soundwork fueling this relentlessly destabilizing portrait of colonial hubris.

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"Burning" (2018) | Lee Chang-dong - Durham Premiere
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

When an aspiring writer (Yoo Ah-in) becomes involved with a woman he knew from childhood (Jun Jong-seo) he agrees to apartment sit for her; but when she returns from Africa with a Gatsby-esque partner (Steven Yeun), his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

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"Burning" (2018) | Lee Chang-dong - Durham Premiere [Day Two]
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

When an aspiring writer (Yoo Ah-in) becomes involved with a woman he knew from childhood (Jun Jong-seo) he agrees to apartment sit for her; but when she returns from Africa with a Gatsby-esque partner (Steven Yeun), his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

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"Jurassic Park" (1993) Weekend Matinee
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

The prehistoric and the state-of-the-art meet in Spielberg’s game-changing adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel. Come for the CGI dino-spectacle but stay for the peerless ensemble cast, including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Newman from Seinfeld, and the “six-foot turkey” kid whose collective efforts make Jurassic Park truly timeless.

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Duke Film Club presents: "Tree of Life" (2011) | Terrence Malick | 35mm print
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date with The Tree of Life, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. _Programmed + Introduced by the Duke Film Club

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"The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) | John Cassavetes | 35mm print
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ben Gazzara portrays a strip club owner desperately committed to saving face despite his seedy environment and unhealthy personal appetites. When his mounting debts come due, he must carry out a terrible crime or lose his way of life. Mesmerizing and idiosyncratic, this rare genre entry from John Cassavetes is a provocative examination of masculine identity. [1978 Director's Cut.]

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"Mikey and Nicky" (1976) | Elaine May | North Carolina Premiere of Restoration
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

Elaine May crafted a gangster film like no other in the nocturnal odyssey Mikey and Nicky, capitalizing on the chemistry between frequent collaborators John Cassavetes and Peter Falk by casting them together as small-time mobsters whose lifelong relationship turns sour. This unbridled portrait of male friendship turned tragic is an unsung masterpiece of American cinema. _New Restoration

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"Happy as Lazzaro" (2018) | Alice Rohrwacher
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Alice Rohrwacher’s celebrated new feature is her most ambitious and imaginative project to date, an expansion of the oneiric dimension of her earlier work that gently pulls its story of an otherworldly young tobacco worker into the time-unraveling realm of fantasy.

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"Too Late to Die Young" (2018) | Dominga Sotomayor Castillo | Triangle Premiere
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

This second feature from one of Latin American cinema’s most artful and distinctive voices is at once nostalgic and piercing, a portrait of a young woman – and her newly democratic home country of Chile in 1990 – on the cusp of exhilarating and terrifying change.

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MFA|EDA Salon: Surveillance and Poetry
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Surveillance and Poetry: an evening of documentary films.
Where is the line between ethnography and art or surveillance and poetry? We invite you to join us in watching two beautiful films which uniquely bring these paradoxes to the table.

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Detour (1945) | Edgar G. Ulmer | New Restoration
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with this blisteringly nihilistic masterpiece from Edgar G. Ulmer, the greatest B-movie director of them all? A down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history (Ann Savage.) First major restoration of this threadbare, haunting masterpiece.

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"The Simpsons Movie" (2007) | Weekend Matinee | 35mm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

Come see the Simpsons clan struggle for the soul and survival of Springfield in the format the show was always destined to be seen on – 35mm film!

Still from "The Hitch-Hiker" (1953)
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) | IDA LUPINO 101 | 35mm archival print
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Businessmen Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy see their vacation go to hell when they pick up the wrong guy: psychopath William Talman. This film was Ida’s personal favorite; exquisitely tense from the very first frame.
_35mm archival print courtesy of Library of Congress

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Jeanne Liotta: Past/Present/Live
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Jeanne Liotta visits with a program of short experimental films that exist in the curious intersection of art, science and natural philosophy; program highlights include Lilly Library’s newest 16mm acquisition, Liotta’s sublimely cosmic work Observando El Cielo (2007). _Jeanne Liotta in attendance

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The Bigamist (1953) | IDA LUPINO 101 | New Restoration
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Childless couple Joan Fontaine and Edmond O’Brien want to adopt, but investigator turns up something interesting about O’Brien: second wife Lupino. Too hot for original distributor RKO, Lupino and company self-distributed. New 4k restoration

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On Dangerous Ground (1951) | IDA LUPINO 101 | 35mm print
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Sadistic detective Robert Ryan is sent upstate and joins a manhunt for a local killer through a desolate snowy landscape. But while searching with the victim’s embittered father Ward Bond, he finds hope in a remote cottage inhabited by blind, selfless Ida Lupino (who co-directed while Ray was ill off set). A poignant study of loneliness and perhaps the greatest snow-bound film noir.

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Remember to Remember: Sylvain Chaussée & Niagara Custom Lab
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Sylvain Chaussée visits with a program of solo works alongside those made by his circle at Niagara Custom Lab in Toronto, ON. A film development technician by day, his hands-on approach to alternative processing and printing techniques directly informs Chaussée’s experimental film practice. _Sylvain Chaussée in attendance

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"The Wandering Soap Opera" (2019) | Raul Ruiz | Triangle Premiere
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

A wildly inventive, episodic work of political satire that views “Chilean reality” as a grand pastiche of soap-opera tropes. Assembled from archival materials stored in Duke’s Rubenstein Library and completed by the late Ruiz’s filmmaker partner, Valeria Sarmiento.

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Open Eyed Sleep: a selection of urban collage films (1991-2016) by Lewis Klahr
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

A special program of master collagist Lewis Klahr's uniquely idiosyncratic experimental films and cutout animations.

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"The Last Movie" (1971) | Dennis Hopper | New Restoration
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Dennis Hopper’s legendarily career-imperiling production of The Last Movie emerges in theaters at last. Hopper stars as a stuntman working on the set of a western shooting in rural Peru, where the locals begin to absorb the action of the shoot into their ritual and folklore, and cinema melts into life itself. New 4k restoration

2019 AMI Student Film & Essay Awards
2019 AMI Student Film & Essay Awards
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

The best films and essays produced in 2018 AMI classes will be showcased on this special night.

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"Les rendez-vous d’Anna" (1978) | Chantal Akerman | New Restoration
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. Via a succession of eerie, exquisitely shot, brief encounters—with men and women, family and strangers—we come to see her emotional and physical detachment from the world. New 4k restoration

2019 AMI Faculty Filmmaker Spotlight
AMI Faculty Filmmaker Spotlight
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Instructors from the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) screen and discuss their latest work.

Total run time: approx. 80 min. 
-- Q&A to follow with faculty filmmakers.

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"Supa Modo" (2018) | Likarion Wainaina | Weekend Matinee
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm

Terminally ill 9-year-old Jo is obsessed with action movies and dreams of being a superhero. In an attempt to make these dreams come true, her entire village bands together to bring comfort to her final days and turn Jo into the courageous hero that they already know her to be.

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"Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice" (1952) | Yasujirô Ozu | New Restoration
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone amidst the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo.

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) | filmmaker RaMell Ross in attendance
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

An intimate, expressive story of two young African-American men living in Hale County, Alabama. Filmmaker RaMell Ross delivers his Oscar nominated debut film with striking lyricism and originality. _Q&A to follow w/ Ramell Ross.
Co-presented by MFA|EDA & AMI. Co-sponsored by the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
All tickets for this free 7:00pm screening with director RaMell Ross have been SOLD OUT.
[There will be a stand-by line for this screening. There will also be a 9:30pm encore screening (without director Q&A).]

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) | 9:30pm encore
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:30pm

https://artscenter.duke.edu/event/hale-county-this-morning-this-evening-with-filmmaker-ramell-ross/2019-04-03/2/?ical=1&tribe_display=An intimate, expressive story of two young African-American men living in Hale County, Alabama. Filmmaker RaMell Ross delivers his Oscar nominated debut film with striking lyricism and originality.
Co-presented by MFA|EDA & AMI. Co-sponsored by the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. 
[9:30pm encore screening - no director Q&A; no reservations required]

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LIFT presents: The Madvo Collection Commissioning Project, Part 2
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

After receiving a donation of the 200+ reel archives of filmmaker Jacques Madvo, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) commissioned eight artists to create new work with the Madvo collection as a starting point. _Introduced by Anna Kipervaser (AMI)

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"I am Not a Witch" (2017) | Rungano Yoni
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

A nine-year-old Zambian girl is thrown into a witch camp - part prison, part tourist attraction –in this satiric feminist fairy tale.

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Duke Independent Film Festival (Day 1)
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

DIFF is Duke’s only annual film festival, entirely organized and populated by Duke students. Come see the best filmmakers and storytellers on Duke’s campus in two separate programs of adventurous and eclectic programming.

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Duke Independent Film Festival (Day 2)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

DIFF is Duke’s only annual film festival, entirely organized and populated by Duke students. Come see the best filmmakers and storytellers on Duke’s campus in two separate programs of adventurous and eclectic programming.

Poster image for The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Returning to theaters across North America, the Animation Show of Shows will present 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.

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The Battle of Chile (Part 1 + Part 2) (1975-76) | Patricio Guzmán
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

One of the near universally acknowledged masterworks of politically engaged nonfiction, Guzmán’s opus tells the entire story of the life and death of the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. Shot on the ground by Guzmán and collaborators over the course of nine months marked by optimism and heartbreak, assembled in exile, and praised by the Village Voice as “The major political film of our time,” it remains uncontested as a work of cinematic bearing witness. _In conjunction with the exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, at the Nasher Museum of Art