Ackland Film Forum: Swing Jazz

  • Varsity Theater

"America's Music" Series

A film history of our popular music, from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. Co-presented with the UNC Music Library, the Music Department, the Center for the Study of the American South, and the Southern Folklife Collection. Participants are invited to stay for a post-film discussion after each screening moderated by Allison Portnow (Public Programs Manager, Ackland Art Museum) and a guest expert on the evening’s musical genre.

Swing Jazz
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Ken Burns’ Jazz: “Swing, The Velocity of Celebration”

Post-film discussion with Chris Wells (PhD candidate in musicology, UNC-Chapel Hill).

Tickets: Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*). Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.

The Ackland Film Forum is made possible by the generous support of Ruby Lerner.

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is the Official Media Sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum.