Archive for July, 2014

Call for Entries: “Picture Books,” a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books

Call for Entries: "Picture Books," a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books

The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, invites photographers, artists, and bookmakers to submit self-published or handmade photography books for a juried exhibition to be on display from mid-September through November 2014 at the gallery, which is located at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. North Carolina artists are […]


Artist’s Reception for “The North Wind and the Sun” on August 15

Artist's Reception for "The North Wind and the Sun" on August 15

The North Wind and the Sun, an exhibit by North Carolina native Cathy McLaurin, presents an ongoing investigation of her rural hometown of Siler City through video, photographs, and mixed media installation. McLaurin’s work examines a significant economic and demographic transition in Siler City revolving around the Townsend poultry-processing plant—while also questioning the meaning of home. […]


Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Video Projects on Liberty, North Carolina

Watch: "Anytown USA" Student Video Projects on Liberty, North Carolina

Anytown, USA is a class offered once a year through the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit short videos related to a small town in North Carolina. Developed by longtime CDS instructor Randy Benson, previous Anytown courses focused on the towns of Pittsboro, Bladenboro, Smithfield, Star, and Scotland […]


Free Fresh Docs Screening: “Overburden” Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

Free Fresh Docs Screening: "Overburden" Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

On July 25, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Chad Stevens’ coal country documentary, Overburden, as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates.  Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.Full Frame […]


Full Frame Third Friday: “Tough Love” Screens FREE on July 18

Full Frame Third Friday: "Tough Love" Screens FREE on July 18

  Put it on your calendar: Tough Love, which had its World Premiere at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Friday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)Full Frame Theater, Power Plant buildingAmerican Tobacco Campus320 Blackwell […]