Calendar / Type: Film

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Prom Night in Mississippi

Dinner and a Movie – Prom Night in Mississippi - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy a dinner special at the Nasher Museum Café before the free screening of Prom Night in Mississippi at 7 PM.  Cafe reservations recommended.

 

In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made.

 

Paul Saltzman, 2009, 90 min, Canada, in English, Color.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lavender Country

Lavender Country: Live Performance And Film Screening - 5:30 PM

Meet Patrick Haggerty, author of Lavender Country, the world’s first openly gay country album (1973), now enjoying a resurgence of popularity since its reissue two years ago on the Paradise of Bachelors label, based in Chapel Hill. Haggerty will share music and stories about his experiences as an openly gay country music artist and lifetime political activist.  The “unplugged” performance, featuring Nashville-based backup band Promised Land Sound, will be preceded by a free screening of “These C*cksucking Tears,” a documentary short film by Daniel Taberski about the Lavender Country story, which won best documentary short at South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas. Cash bar at 5:30 PM.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Junebug

Southern Cinema Film Series – Junebug - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Junebug (2005, 1 hour and 46 minutes, rated R) Director Phil Morrison will introduce and take part in a Q&A after the screening.

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Eve's Bayou

Southern Cinema Film Series – Eve’s Bayou - 3:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Eve’s Bayou (1997, director Kasi Lemmons, 109 minutes, rated R)

 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kudzu

Southern Cinema Film Series – N.C. filmmakers - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.
Southern Shorts, a program of short documentary films made by N.C. filmmakers.

Kudzu Vine (2011, director Josh Gibson, 20 minutes), One Night in Kernersville (2011, director Rodrigo Dorfman, 20 minutes), After Sherman (2016, director Jon-Sesrie Goff, 30 minutes), The Last Barn Dance (2014, directors Ted Richardson and Jason Arthurs, 32 minutes) .

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tchoupitoulas

Southern Cinema Film Series – Tchoupitoulas - 2:00 PM

Southern Cinema Film Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Screen/Society.

Tchoupitoulas (2012, directors Bill and Turner Ross, 80 minutes)