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Ackland Film Forum

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.

Free admission for UNC One Cards holders. $7 admission for the general public. Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.

See the full series schedule:

9/25/2018 – 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.

10/9/2018 – Cameraperson
Cohosted by The Doc Squad
(UK, 2017, dir. Kirsten Johnson)
Not Rated | 1h 42min
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.

10/23/2018 – 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.

10/30/2018 – Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Cohosted by the Chapel Hill Film Society
(USA, 2015, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Not Rated | 1h 41 min
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.

11/13/2018 – Pariah
Cohosted by UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
(USA, 2011, dir. Dee Rees)
R | 1h 26min
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

11/27/2018 – 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.

12/4/2018 – Lady Bird
Cohosted by the Carolina Film Association (CFA)
(USA, 2017, dir. Greta Gerwig)
R | 1h 34min
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

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