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Strange Beauty Film Festival

The second annual Strange Beauty Film Festival will take place in Durham’s Manbites Dog Theater February 17–19, 2011. The Festival, organized by CDS instructor Jm Haverkamp along with Joyce Ventimiglia, showcases strange and beautiful films from around the world and the Triangle, and this year will also feature musical performances and an audio documentary listening session, curated by CDS instructor Jennifer Deer of Big Shed.

A festival pass (4 screening blocks) is $40,and tickets to individual blocks are $12. They are on sale NOW at Manbites Dog Theater’s web site. More ticketing information can be found here.

A full schedule is available on the website and highlights include:

–Thursday, February 17: Durham Cinematheque presents “Interviewed,” a film & sound program by Tom Whiteside and Khristian Weeks

–Opening night party at Fullsteam Brewery after the show

–Friday, February 18: World premiere of a new documentary, Sound Between Lines: Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra, by former Durham resident Jason Middleton, plus live performance by the Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra and Jim Kellough’s multimedia concoction, WINKY

–Saturday, February 19 (afternoon block): Seattle filmmaker Malic Amalya’s Drifting, with live musical accompaniment by Chapel Hill’s Felix Obelix

–Saturday, February 19 (afternoon block): Screening of The Great Dictator by filmmaker and CDS instructor Nancy Kalow

–Saturday, February 19 (evening block): The Strange Beauty Aural Fixation, a listening session of audio art & audio documentary curated by Jennifer Deer of Big Shed Audio+Media

–After-Party show at Motorco Music Hall on Sat, Feb 19 featuring Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (featuring Justin Robinson of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Felix Obelix, and Wes Phillips (music), and Alexis Mastromichalis (dance installation). Show your Strange Beauty ticket for a $2 discount off the door price!

www.strangebeauty.org

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