Posts Tagged ‘Gary Hawkins’

World Premiere of Gary Hawkins’ Short Film “Me & You” at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

World Premiere of Gary Hawkins' Short Film "Me & You" at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

On April 16, Gary Hawkins’ experimental film Me & You will enjoy its world premiere at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland, where it will screen as part of the festival’s thematic short-film program “Altered State.” Hawkins is a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies. “Me & You is a seven-minute series of not-quite-repeating loops, […]


CDS Announces 2016 Undergraduate Summer School Classes

CDS Announces 2016 Undergraduate Summer School Classes

The Center for Documentary Studies is sponsoring four summer school classes for Duke University undergraduates, see below, in addition to a number of other summer courses cross-listed with Documentary Studies (DOCST). (The classes are also open to high school students and visiting undergrads.) Click here for more information on how to register. Scroll down for […]


CDS Announces Undergraduate Summer School Classes

CDS Announces Undergraduate Summer School Classes

The Center for Documentary Studies is sponsoring four summer school classes for Duke University undergraduates, see below, in addition to a number of other summer courses cross-listed with Documentary Studies (DOCST). (The classes are also open to high school students and visiting undergrads.) Click here for more information on how to register. Scroll down for […]


April 4: Special Screening of “In My Mind” at the National Gallery of Art

April 4: Special Screening of "In My Mind" at the National Gallery of Art

On April 4, a special screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of a film from CDS will be presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, In My Mind (2010) documents jazz musician Jason Moran and […]


Avantgardistic Recreation: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #4

DISPATCH #4: The following night, after a nice, long death-sleep, I strolled down Witte de Withstraat, one of the main drags in Downtown Rotterdam, to WORM, a bar/performance venue on Boomgaardsstraat. I passed by a dramatically lit, Rotterdam Readymade near the Leuvehaven, one of the oldest harbors in the city, and a block later I […]


Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Filmmaker Gary Hawkins, a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies, is in the Netherlands for the world premiere of his short experimental film Zero Irony at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Hawk will be sending text, video, and still-image dispatches while he’s there. Herewith, his first—words and images (scroll down for slideshow and […]


CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, “Questions for My Grandfather”

CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, "Questions for My Grandfather"

Save the date! On Sunday, June 1, Duke University grad David Mayer (Visual and Media Studies, ’14) will screen his documentary retracing his grandfather’s journey in Nazi Germany. Gary Hawkins, David’s first film instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), will give an introduction. A Q&A will follow the screening. Sunday, June 1, 8:30 p.m. […]


Free Screening of “In My Mind” at Art of Cool Music Festival, April 26

Free Screening of "In My Mind" at Art of Cool Music Festival, April 26

In My Mind, called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, was directed by Center for Documentary Studies instructor Gary Hawkins; it was filmed as part of his Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking Course in the spring of 2009, with students participating in the shooting. The feature documentary will screen as part of the 2014 Art of Cool Festival in […]


We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

We Are The Future: Gary Hawkins in Rotterdam, Dispatch #2

Walking the streets of Amsterdam, I was struck by a certain sameness to the layout. Row houses on gridded blocks with waterways dividing the streets, and on the waterways, houseboats. Once cargo ships, they were converted to residencies during a decades-old, housing shortage. Nowadays they’re rooms for rent. Everything is old and lovely. And everything […]


CDS Instructor Gary Hawkins On His Screenplay for “Joe,” the New Film From Director David Gordon Green

CDS Instructor Gary Hawkins On His Screenplay for "Joe," the New Film From Director David Gordon Green

In November 2012 production began on Joe, a film based on the novel by the late Larry Brown. The screenplay was written by filmmaker Gary Hawkins, an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies whose writing and directing credits include the acclaimed documentaries The Rough South of Harry Crews and The Rough South of Larry Brown. Joe […]


Watch Video: Duke Students Film Renowned Dance Company

Watch Video: Duke Students Film Renowned Dance Company

Duke students in an intermediate documentary filmmaking class taught by CDS film instructor Gary Hawkins—Performance-Based Nonfiction—filmed the Alonzo King LINES Ballet during the company’s residency at Duke. Watch this video of dancers performing Scheherazade, King’s reimagining of the famous 1910 work of the Ballets Russes, which made its American premiere at Duke.


Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Duncan Murrell is an award-winning writer and journalist from North Carolina. He is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and The Normal School and a consulting editor at Southern Cultures. Murrell has written about living in New Orleans for a year after Hurricane Katrina, as well as on such topics as immigration, politicians, termites, vultures, […]


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 […]


“In My Mind” Film Screenings: Minneapolis (10/16) and Seattle (11/1)

In My Mind, a film from the Center for Documentary Studies, has been invited to screen at two film festivals this fall: October 16, 2011 Sound Unseen Minneapolis, Minnesota November 1, 2011 Northwest Film Forum’s Earshot Jazz Film Festival Seattle, Washington In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In […]


Register Now for “Performance Storytelling” Workshop November 12 with Jeff Polish

Register Now for “Performance Storytelling” Workshop November 12 with Jeff Polish

“Performance Storytelling” is a one-day CDS Continuing Education workshop (Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; bring a bag lunch) that will explore the process of developing a short personal narrative to be told in front of an audience. Students, with instructor guidance, will begin by analyzing successful stories and performances at “The Monti StorySLAM,” a […]


Watch a Clip from “In My Mind” (“In My Mind”)

Watch a Clip from "In My Mind" ("In My Mind")

“In My Mind” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. In My Mind was filmed as part of Gary Hawkins’ Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking Course at […]


Watch a Clip from “In My Mind” (“Not His Hands!”)

Watch a Clip from "In My Mind" ("Not His Hands!")

“Not His Hands!” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. In My Mind was filmed as part of Gary Hawkins’ Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking Course at […]


Watch an Opening Clip From “In My Mind”

Watch an Opening Clip From "In My Mind"

The opening clip from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind […]


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: […]


“In My Mind” (“In My Mind” Clip)

"In My Mind" ("In My Mind" Clip)

“In My Mind” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin […]


“In My Mind” (“Not His Hands!” Clip)

"In My Mind" ("Not His Hands!" Clip)

“Not His Hands!” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin […]


Gary Hawkins Named One of “Top Ten Leaders in Learning” by Variety Magazine

Gary Hawkins Named One of “Top Ten Leaders in Learning” by Variety Magazine

Variety magazine recently named Center for Documentary Studies instructor Gary Hawkins as one of its “top ten leaders in learning.” Hawkins teaches documentary film production at CDS and frequently collaborates with students on projects. Hawkins’s In My Mind, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2010, involved CDS Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking […]


“In My Mind” Film

"In My Mind" Film

In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, traces the creation and performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran’s original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s legendary performance at New York City’s Town Hall in 1959. Deeply inspired […]


“In My Mind” World Premiere

"In My Mind" World Premiere