The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighting different aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film. Art films, narrative films, and documentaries are chosen by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and Ackland staff, often in connection with particular courses, campus-wide initiatives, or exhibitions.
Where: Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Downtown Chapel Hill
Tickets: Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.Dil Chahta Hai
(Farhan Akhtar, 2001)
Set in modern Mumbai, this coming-of-age comedy-drama follows the lives of three young men–Akash, Sameer, and Sid–in their romantic (and sometimes not-so-romantic) adventures. The world of art permeates the film in a number of ways, including visits to exhibitions and operas, as well as a romance between Sid, a painter, and an older woman and art-lover. This “new wave” Bollywood film has a mix of traditional song-and-dance elements, as well as more contemporary musical numbers. In Hindi w/ English subtitles. 185 min.