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Posts Tagged ‘Duke Screen/Society’

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

This year’s Ethics Film Series at Duke University explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring documentary and narrative 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. Monday, April 14, 7 p.m. Griffith […]


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 […]


3D Film Events, including a Free Screening of Wim Wenders’s Acclaimed “Pina”

3D Film Events, including a Free Screening of Wim Wenders's Acclaimed "Pina"

Duke University has organized two upcoming events in a Thinking Cinematics series on 3D cinema aesthetics: On March 22 Barbara Klinger, president-elect of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University-Bloomington, will give a talk on 3D aesthetics: “Beyond Cheap Thrills: Space & Style in […]


Feminism & Freedom Film Series: “Flame” Tells Story of Women Soldiers in Zimbabwe’s Liberation War

Feminism & Freedom Film Series: "Flame" Tells Story of Women Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War

Duke University’s Screen/Society is the school’s umbrella organization presenting most of its annual film series, all of which are free and open to the public. Screen/Society works in conjunction with other Duke entities to curate series that highlight significant films from around the world that are not readily available to the public. Next up in the […]


“Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan”: Free Screening February 27

"Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan": Free Screening February 27

The Duke Screen/Society‘s Cine-East Film Series presents a free screening of a documentary that explores perspectives on Buddhism in the midst of Japan’s recovery from the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters. Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan will be introduced by Professor Levi McLaughlin of North Carolina […]


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 […]


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 […]


Free Film Screening on the Duke Campus: “Indochina: Traces of a Mother,” Tuesday, September 11

Free Film Screening on the Duke Campus: "Indochina: Traces of a Mother," Tuesday, September 11

The Center for Documentary Studies is co-sponsoring the Duke Screen/Society‘s free screening of Indochina: Traces of a Mother, the latest film from one of Africa’s foremost documentary filmmakers, Duke Visiting Assistant Professor Idrissou Mora Kpai. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening. Tuesday, September 11, 7 p.m. Griffith Film Theater, Bryan University Center, Duke West […]


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 […]


Southern Premiere Screening of Documentary Film “Back and Forth”

Southern Premiere Screening of Documentary Film "Back and Forth"

The Duke Screen/Society will present a screening of the documentary film Back and Forth, its second screening in the U.S. after its New York premiere. Filmmaker and producer Uri Rosenwaks will introduce the film and a Q&A will take place afterwards. Southern Premiere Screening of Back and Forth Wednesday, November 17, 7 p.m. Social Sciences […]


Duke Human Rights Film Series Screening of “Rain in a Dry Land”

Duke Human Rights Film Series Screening of “Rain in a Dry Land”

The Duke Screen/Society presents a screening of the documentary film Rain in a Dry Land as part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Human Rights Film Series. The series features documentaries about human rights themes that were award winners at the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Rain in a Dry Land was the winner of the Working […]


“Tongzhi In Love” Film Screening And Discussion

"Tongzhi In Love" Film Screening And Discussion