Posts Tagged ‘Arts of the Moving Image’

Ethics Film Series Continues with “deepsouth” on March 18

Ethics Film Series Continues with “deepsouth” on March 18

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 […]


Free Screening: Award-Winning “Habibi” Closes Ethics Film Series on April 8

Free Screening: Award-Winning "Habibi" Closes Ethics Film Series on April 8

A tragic romance from Lebanese American writer, director, and producer Susan Youssef (named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces” to watch) is the final offering in the annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University (see all trailers below). Habibi is Youssef’s widely acclaimed fiction feature that tells a story of forbidden love between two students in the West Bank […]


“48 Hours in Las Vegas”: MFA Student Exhibit on View Through February 17

"48 Hours in Las Vegas": MFA Student Exhibit on View Through February 17

In the spring of 2012 students in Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program flew to Las Vegas for a crash art project sponsored by Zappos.com. Their mission: Seek, capture, and record Sin City in two days. The result is 48 Hours in Las Vegas, a multimedia exhibition that the Triangle area’s Independent Weekly describes as “work […]


MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013; Deadline January 31, 2013

MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013; Deadline January 31, 2013

Duke University welcomes applications for fall 2013 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program. A unique initiative, the program couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. Guided by first-year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students explore a curriculum that blends studio […]


Free Screening of “Secret Sunshine,” Duke Campus, Wednesday, November 7

Free Screening of "Secret Sunshine," Duke Campus, Wednesday, November 7

A free screening of the acclaimed Korean film Secret Sunshine is presented by Duke’s Screen/Society and Program in Women’s Studies as part of the 2012 Feminism and Freedom Series. The story concerns a young widowed mother who moves with her son from Seoul to the small village where her late husband was raised—with tragic consequences. Secret Sunshine was […]


Free Screening of Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty’s “Empty Quarter,” Monday, November 5

Free Screening of Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty's "Empty Quarter," Monday, November 5

A new documentary from filmmakers Pam Minty and Alain LeTourneau explores southeast Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities; the region is roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass yet holds less than 2 percent of the state’s population. Shot in black-and-white 16mm film,  Empty Quarter reflects on the character of the region through a series of stationary images that […]


Chinese Filmmakers Explore the Great Famine in Memory Project Film Series

Chinese Filmmakers Explore the Great Famine in Memory Project Film Series

Between 1959 and 1961 millions of Chinese citizens died during the Great Famine, when conditions from extreme weather conditions, including a severe drought, were exacerbated by government policies. During the month of October, the Screen/Society of Duke University’s Arts of the Moving Image program will be showcasing films produced as part of the Memory Project, in which […]


Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Duke Student and Faculty Work Screening at New York Film Festivals

Work by three students and two instructors in Duke’s MFA in Documentary and Experimental Arts program was selected for the 50th Annual New York Film Festival, and a film by Certificate in Documentary Studies graduate Jean Rheem will be screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival. Films by MFA students Marika Borgeson (Impressions), Erin Espelie (Beyond Expression Bright), and […]


Duke Cinema Studies Series Explores “Educational Film and the Documentary Canon,” Tuesday, September 25

Duke Cinema Studies Series Explores "Educational Film and the Documentary Canon," Tuesday, September 25

The Cinema Studies Series at Duke University, in collaboration with AMI Showcase and the Triangle Film Salon, presents its inaugural event with a lecture by Devin Orgeron, who teaches film studies at North Carolina State University. Dr. Orgeron will explore the notion that the exclusion of the educational film—films that teach—from the larger nonfiction conversation […]


John Sayles Film Series Kicks Off at CDS, Tuesday, April 10—Free Popcorn!

John Sayles Film Series Kicks Off at CDS, Tuesday, April 10—Free Popcorn!

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 […]


2012 Ethics Film Series at Duke: Last Free Screening, Monday, April 23, “Human Terrain”

2012 Ethics Film Series at Duke: Last Free Screening, Monday, April 23, "Human Terrain"

Each spring, the annual Kenan Ethics Film Series at Duke University features films that provide popular and accessible vehicles for discussing ethics around a particular theme. This year’s theme is “condemned to be free,” with films that explore how individuals—even under the most oppressive circumstances—claim their existential freedom by taking responsibility for their decisions and […]


Visiting Photographer Gary Monroe Presents a Retrospective of His Work, Monday, February 20

Visiting Photographer Gary Monroe Presents a Retrospective of His Work, Monday, February 20

Gary Monroe will present a retrospective of his work and talk about his life as a photographer at this upcoming event on the Duke University campus.  Among the generation of young men and women influenced by Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand, Monroe’s work includes long-term, continuous documentation of people and places as well as “decisive moment” […]


Videos Available, Press “Play”: Duke Students Film Big Boi and MSTRKRFT at the Yorktown Throwdown

Videos Available, Press “Play”: Duke Students Film Big Boi and MSTRKRFT at the Yorktown Throwdown

Last fall, Center for Documentary Studies film instructor Gary Hawkins and Emily LaDue, production coordinator at Duke’s program in the Arts of the Moving Image, took a vanload of current and former Duke film-production students to the Yorktown Throwdown in Charleston, South Carolina. The mission: to film Big Boi and dance-electronic duo MSTRKRFT at the […]


Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]


Screenings of Final Projects Produced in CDS and Arts of the Moving Images Classes for the Spring 2011 Semester

Screenings of Final Projects Produced in CDS and Arts of the Moving Images Classes for the Spring 2011 Semester

The Spring 2011 AMI Duke Student Film Showcase — presenting the final projects produced in AMI film/video classes at Duke this semester! Free and open to the general public! Thursday April 28th and Friday April 29th, both nights 6 pm-midnight in the Griffith Film Theater (Bryan Center, West Campus): THURSDAY APRIL 28 SCREENING SCHEDULE: 6:00 pm: […]