Ethics Film Series Explores the New South with “Junebug” on February 18

Original art for "Junebug" promotional poster by Ann Wood

Original art for “Junebug” promotional poster by Ann Wood

The annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The 2014 installment explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring films that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social progress and persistent inequalities. Screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the public; refreshments and parking passes are provided. 

Junebug: Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center,
 Duke West Campus
125 Science Dr., Durham, North Carolina

In Phil Morrison’s 2005 film Junebug (scroll down for trailer), a dealer in outsider art travels from Chicago to rural North Carolina to pursue a local painter. She brings along her husband, a native of the area, and the couple stays with his family, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class southern home. Amy Adams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in this widely acclaimed comedic drama. There will be a Q&A following the screening with Duncan Murrell, Center for Documentary Studies writer-in-residence, and Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. 

The Ethics Film Series is sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University in conjunction with Duke’s Screen/Society, Center for Documentary Studies, and Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.

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