A film series recognizing one of America’s most respected independent filmmakers, John Sayles, will kick off at CDS with ”Matewan” on Tuesday, April 10; a 6 p.m. reception will be followed by a screening at 6:30 p.m. Sayles’s acclaimed 1987 movie, starring Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones, is based on a bitter and bloody feud between striking coal miners and a mining company in Matewan, West Virginia, in 1920. Two other Sayles films, Sunshine State and Amigo, will be shown on the Duke campus later in the month.
All of the screenings are free and include free popcorn!
Matewan: Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. screening
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Sunshine State: Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m reception; 7 p.m. screening
Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center
308 Research Drive, Duke West Campus, Durham, North Carolina
Amigo: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m reception; 7 p.m. screening
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan University Center
125 Science Drive, Duke West Campus, Durham, North Carolina
The film series is in honor of Sayles being named the 2012 recipient of the Duke LEAF Award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts. The award is given by Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, which chose Sayles “for the manner in which he uses a sense of place and the land as the context for the human dramas that unfold in his narratives.” The series is sponsored by the Nicholas School, CDS, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.
Sayles will be on campus on Saturday, April 21, for a reception and book signing. For more information on this event and the film series, go to nicholas.duke.edu/leaf.