Archive for November, 2014

Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of “Sacred Sound” on January 30

Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of "Sacred Sound" on January 30

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of director Robin Arcus’s Sacred Sound as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Sacred Sound Friday, January […]


A Case Study of Award-Winning Doc “The New Black” with Producer Yvonne Welbon

A Case Study of Award-Winning Doc "The New Black" with Producer Yvonne Welbon

On December 4, the Center for Documentary Studies will host producer Yvonne Welbon for her case study of The New Black—a discussion of the award-winning documentary’s journey from development to distribution. Director Yoruba Richen’s film captures the complex intersection between faith, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights as it tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with LGBTQ issues in light […]


Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on “North Carolina Now”

Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on "North Carolina Now"

Watch an interview with our 2014-15 Lehman Brady Professor, acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, that was recently featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The program “examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our arts and culture.” In the video below—beginning at timestamp 13:32—Williams […]


Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival

Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, has been named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine. The top festivals are selected annually by a panel of seven judges who consider such qualities as uniformly excellent cinema, thoughtful panels and educational opportunities, willingness to experiment, […]


CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses “Liberty Warehouse” November 24

CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses "Liberty Warehouse" November 24

The CDS Meet Up Group, organized and run on a volunteer basis, provides a monthly forum for students at the Center for Documentary Studies and others doing documentary work to network, talk shop, and learn. The next meeting will be led by Carol Thomson, director of the upcoming Southern Documentary Fund film project Liberty Warehouse; Thomson will show sample clips […]


December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of “PhotoVision” at the Ackland Art Museum

December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of "PhotoVision" at the Ackland Art Museum

“The photographs in this exhibition are first and foremost presented as individual works of art, as each has its own aesthetic power. Whether beautiful, intriguing, or sublime, every photograph in PhotoVision is worthy of sustained attention.” -Peter Nisbet, interim director and chief curator of the Ackland Art Museum  The Ackland Art Museum at the neighboring University of North Carolina […]


November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of “Art and Craft”

November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of "Art and Craft"

Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s feature documentary Art and Craft, about the infamous art forger Mark Landis, will screen on November 21 as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. This is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s last Third Friday screening of the year. Note that while Full Frame Third Friday screenings are free, all attendees […]


Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Along with UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, the UNC Southern Oral History Program and the Southern Documentary Fund, two events this month will examine race relations in the South through the lens of documentary arts and the voices of southern filmmakers and scholars. From George Wallace to New Orleans After Katrina: Southern Race […]


Last Chance in Lod, Israel: Screening of “Lod Detour” at CDS on November 12

Last Chance in Lod, Israel: Screening of "Lod Detour" at CDS on November 12

The Center for Documentary Studies is the host venue for a screening of director Orna Raviv’s Lod Detour, her sixty-minute documentary film about Ilan Hakaray, principal of the Amal High School in Lod, Israel, who offers students who have failed out of other institutions their last opportunity to complete a high school education. The film follow three students’ through their […]


Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler’s Collaborative Music and Film Project, “Corduroy Roads”

Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler's Collaborative Music and Film Project, "Corduroy Roads"

Duke Performances has commissioned the exceptional solo guitarist William Tyler–who occupies the musical intersection of John Fahey and Bill Frisell–to make a new performance that reflects on the lingering legacy of the Civil War through the use of archival features and music. Corduroy Roads, created by Tyler with his collaborators filmmaker Steve Milligan and theater […]


November 8: Special Screening of “Moonrise Kingdom” with Wes Anderson Cinematographer Robert Yeoman

November 8: Special Screening of "Moonrise Kingdom" with Wes Anderson Cinematographer Robert Yeoman

This year’s Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network (DEMAN) Alumni Weekend includes a FREE 35mm screening of director Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Moonrise Kingdom, followed by a Q&A with Anderson’s longtime cinematographer, Duke alumnus Robert Yeoman (’73). The Oscar-nominated film (Best Original Screenplay) won an American Film Institute AFI Award for 2012 Movie of the Year. Moonrise Kingdom Saturday, November 8, 4–6 […]


November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of “Undocumented and Unafraid”

November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of "Undocumented and Unafraid"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Charlie Thompson’s Undocumented and Unafraid as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Undocumented and Unafraid Friday, November 14, 7 […]


November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration “The Measure of All Things”

November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration "The Measure of All Things"

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is proud to support Duke Performances‘ presentation of The Measure of All Things, a live cinematic collaboration between instrumental sextet yMusic and Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green. The project is a meditation on fate, time, and the outer contours of the human experience loosely inspired by The Guinness Book of World Records. Drawing inspiration equally from old […]