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Free Movies Under the Stars
Aug
17
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Aug
10
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

“Telling Our Stories of Home” at UNC

Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and African Diaspora Communities

Event Location
Varies: UNC Campus and Wallace Plaza

March 31st-April 8th, 2016

Start/End Time
Varies

“Telling Our Stories of Home” festival explores meaning of ‘home’ for African and African diaspora communities
Free panels, workshops, films, and performances will take place March 31-April 2 and April 6-8

A festival on March 31-April 2 and April 6-8 will bring national and international scholars, activists, and performers to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss the meaning of home in African and African diaspora communities.

“Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and African Diaspora Communities” is the brainchild of two faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences —Tanya Shields, associate professor of women’s and gender studies, and Kathy Perkins, professor of dramatic art. They were awarded a Humanities in the Public Square grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project.

Events will primarily take place at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

War, globalization, gentrification, environmental catastrophe and incarceration offer layered meanings of “home” for women across the globe. “Telling Our Stories of Home” provides a platform for these women to engage in storytelling across national boundaries. 

Artists and scholars from countries as diverse as India, Grenada, Brazil and Rwanda will participate in panel discussions, film discussions, workshops and performances. The inaugural reading of the play, “Torn Asunder”, based on the book “Help Me to Find My People” by former UNC faculty member Heather Andrea Williams, will be among the highlights. 

Participants will address the following questions:
• What is home in the lives of these women?
• How is home shaped by exile, incarceration, war, stress, anxiety or climate change?
• How do we belong to our homes, if our experiences have been erased, marginalized or misrepresented?

The festival is made possible through collaboration with various community and campus partners including the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, the Durham Arts Council, the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, the Chancellor’s, Provost’s and Dean’s Offices, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for Global Initiatives and more.

Link to more info about the event
http://tellingourstories.web.unc.edu

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Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event: Gone with the Wind at The Varsity

Gone with the Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

$20 Admission Price Includes:
• Concessions throughout Entire Movie (Popcorn/Fountain Drinks)
• Intermission Small Plates Buffet 

(Catered by Med Deli)

Event Tickets Only Sold In Advance

Tickets On-Sale at the Varsity or Can Be Purchased Over the Phone During Box Office Hours (6:30PM-9:30PM)

(919) 967-8665

Red Carpet Shows: Feb 13th & 14th - 2:30 & 7:30

Gone with the Wind


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Feb
14
2:30 PM14:30

Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event: Gone with the Wind at The Varsity

Gone with the Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

$20 Admission Price Includes:
• Concessions throughout Entire Movie (Popcorn/Fountain Drinks)
• Intermission Small Plates Buffet 

(Catered by Med Deli)

Event Tickets Only Sold In Advance

Tickets On-Sale at the Varsity or Can Be Purchased Over the Phone During Box Office Hours (6:30PM-9:30PM)

(919) 967-8665

Red Carpet Shows: Feb 13th & 14th - 2:30 & 7:30

Gone with the Wind

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Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event: Gone with the Wind at The Varsity

Gone with the Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

$20 Admission Price Includes:
• Concessions throughout Entire Movie (Popcorn/Fountain Drinks)
• Intermission Small Plates Buffet 

(Catered by Med Deli)

Event Tickets Only Sold In Advance

Tickets On-Sale at the Varsity or Can Be Purchased Over the Phone During Box Office Hours (6:30PM-9:30PM)

(919) 967-8665

Red Carpet Shows: Feb 13th & 14th - 2:30 & 7:30

Gone with the Wind

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Feb
13
2:30 PM14:30

Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event:Gone with the Wind at The Varsity

Gone with the Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

$20 Admission Price Includes:
• Concessions throughout Entire Movie (Popcorn/Fountain Drinks)
• Intermission Small Plates Buffet 

(Catered by Med Deli)

Event Tickets Only Sold In Advance


Tickets On-Sale at the Varsity or Can Be Purchased Over the Phone During

Box Office Hours (6:30PM-9:30PM)

(919) 967-8665

Red Carpet Shows: Feb 13th & 14th - 2:30 & 7:30

Gone with the Wind

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

It's a Wonderful Life now showing at The Varsity

It's a Wonderful Life at The Varsity

Join Varsity Theatre for this annual tradition; showing the heart-warming It's a Wonderful Life. Featuring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed as an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 

www.varsityonfranklin.com 

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

It's a Wonderful Life at Varsity Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life at Varsity Theatre

Join Varsity Theatre for this annual tradition; showing the heart-warming It's a Wonderful Life. Featuring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed as an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 

www.varsityonfranklin.com 


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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Ackland Film Forum at Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

At our 2013 exhibition Sahmatyou "met" M.F. Hussain (right), widely known as "the Picasso of India." Now, see one of his films!

ACKLAND FILM FORUM

Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities 
(M.F. Hussain, India, 2004)

Wednesday, 18 November, 7:00 PM
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Free and open to the public.

Novelist Nawab is suffering from a serious case of writer's block. After five years and no stories, he comes across an unconventional muse: Meenaxi. The three cities referred to in the title are Hyderabad, Jaisalmer, and Prague. Directed by M.F. Hussain, this film features an acclaimed score and soundtrack by A.R. Rahman.

Introduced by Afroz Taj (Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill).

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of Frame by Frame at UNC + Q&A with Co-director Alexandria Bombach

  • UNC School of Journalism, Carroll Hall, Room 305 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Screening of Frame by Frame at UNC + Q&A with Co-director Alexandria Bombach

Event Location:
UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of Media and Journalism, Freedom Forum in Carroll Hall, Room 305

UNC NPPA is hosting a screening of Frame by Frame, a documentary about four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape after the fall of the Taliban. 

http://www.framebyframethefilm.com/

Following the screening, Co-director Alexandria Bombach join us via Skype to answer questions and provide insight about her experience working on the film. 

http://www.alexandriabombach.com/
http://redreelvideo.com/

Link to more info about the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/746030822167596/

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ackland Film Forum: Stranger from Within with Ackland Art Museum

ACKLAND FILM FORUM

"Étranger de l'Intérieur (Stranger from Within)"
Sonja Bertucci, Serbia and Montenegro, 2014. 

Monday, 9 November, 7:00 PM
Q & A with the director follows the screening! 

Introduced by Gabriel Trop.

After years of absence, filmmaker Sonja Bertucci returns to Kosovo, the birthplace of her Serbian mother, to come to terms with what has happened to a place that she knows from her childhood memories. She documents the region's remaining Serbian communities grappling with a history marked by war, trauma, and poverty, and records her encounters with the Serbian Kosovars.

FREE.  All Ackland Film Forum screenings are held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Click here for a Google map.

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ackland Film Forum: War Photographer at the FedEx Global Ed Center ,UNC

Tuesday, 27 October, 7:00 PM

War Photographer 
Christian Frei, Switzerland, 2001. 

A film about the American photographer James Nachtwey, about his motivation, his fears, and his daily routine as a war photographer. Director and producer Christian Frei followed Nachtwey for two years into the wars in Indonesia, Kosovo, Palestine, and used special micro-cameras attached to James Nachtwey’s photo-camera. The result is the viewer being able to see a famous photographer looking for the decisive moment. We hear every breath of the photographer. For the first time in the history of movies about photographers, this technique allowed an authentic insight into the work of a concerned photo-journalist.

FREE.  All Ackland Film Forum screenings are held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Click here for a Google map.

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Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

A Ski and Snowboard Film by Teton Gravity Research at The Varsity

Paradise Waits: A Ski and Snowboard Film by Teton Gravity Research

The Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Start/End Time
Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:00 pm

Get psyched for winter with the Triangle premier of TGR's newest ski and snowboard movie Paradise Waits. This one-night only event at downtown Chapel Hill's Varsity Theatre will kick off your winter right.

DETAILS & TICKETS:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1643004075983364/

https://www.tetongravity.com/shop/chapel-hill-nc-paradise-waits-999.html

 

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Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Live performance by the RURAL ACADEMY THEATER at 140 West Plaza

Live performance by the RURAL ACADEMY THEATER

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 7:30 PM
The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin Street
Downtown Chapel Hill

The Ackland Art Museum, in collaboration with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill, is thrilled to welcome The Rural Academy Theater as it clip-clops its way into our town!

The Rural Academy Theater is a collaboration of individuals―both two-legged and four-legged―creating theater for primarily rural audiences in response to the growing urbanization of our culture, economy, food, education, media, and art.

Rural Academy Theater’s annual horse-pulled tour brings performers, musicians, sculptors, and dancers to town greens, college campuses, riverbanks, and farms via horse-pulled wagon and bicycles. They perform evenings of original theater under the stars or clouds, using their wagon as their stage.

The 2015 Rural Academy Theater tour is a celebration of season and place. The performance opens with a modern skewing of the Persephone myth, while following the conversation of a small band of dinner guests joined for an annual meal. The show explores our ties to agrarian rhythms as well as our modern disassociation from them. The story springs to life through shadow puppetry, song, and physical theater.

The feature presentation will be followed by a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1922 silent film Cops, accompanied live by The Rural Academy Orchestra.

Suggested donation: $5-$10 for children; $10-$20 for adults. Please bring your own blankets and chairs to sit on!

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"I'm Not a Racist...Am I?" Showing at Varsity Theatre
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

"I'm Not a Racist...Am I?" Showing at Varsity Theatre

I'm Not Racist… Am I? is a feature documentary following a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration to get at the heart of racism. Through some tense and painful moments, we see how these difficult conversations affect their relationships with friends and parents, and ultimately challenge them to look deep within themselves. By the end of their time together, we'll see these remarkable young people develop deeper bonds, a stronger resolve and a bigger, more significant definition of racism than any of us ever imagined. See the film's trailer at http://notracistmovie.com/about-the-film/trailer/

This film showing is part of a 5-part series presented by Emerson Waldorf's Diversity Committee and sponsored by the Parent Organization. Recommended for high school students and adults.

The film showing is Free for Emerson Waldorf students and parents and $5 for everyone else. Tickets from no-shows will be released at the door on the evening of the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/512691028894696/

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Varsity Theater showing "I'm Not Racist…Am I" sponsored by Emerson Waldorf School

Film Showing of "I'm Not Racist…Am I" sponsored by Emerson Waldorf School

I'm Not Racist… Am I? is a feature documentary following a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration to get at the heart of racism. Through some tense and painful moments, we see how these difficult conversations affect their relationships with friends and parents, and ultimately challenge them to look deep within themselves. By the end of their time together, we'll see these remarkable young people develop deeper bonds, a stronger resolve and a bigger, more significant definition of racism than any of us ever imagined. See the film's trailer at http://notracistmovie.com/about-the-film/trailer/

This film showing is part of a 5-part series presented by Emerson Waldorf's Diversity Committee and sponsored by the Parent Organization. Recommended for high school students and adults.

The film showing is Free for Emerson Waldorf students and parents and $5 for everyone else. Tickets from no-shows will be released at the door on the evening of the event.

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/512691028894696/


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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Viva Italia - FRANK Gallery & Varsity Theatre

FRANK GALLERY AND THE SIENA HOTEL PRESENT

Viva Italia: A Taste of Italy

A CELEBRATION OF MODERN ITALIAN SHORT FILMS,
FOLLOWED BY AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN APERITIVO

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:00PM

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM

AT THE HISTORIC

Varsity Theatre
123 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Reception to follow at FRANK Gallery

Tickets are on sale now! Use the link below to purchase,
call FRANK Gallery at 919-636-4135, or stop by.

Tickets can only be purchased through FRANK Gallery. 

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Cairo in One Breath Screening to Benefit Stories with a Heartbeat
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Cairo in One Breath Screening to Benefit Stories with a Heartbeat

Cairo in One Breath

Cairo in One Breath, a new documentary by Anna Kipervaser, an MFA Candidate at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, will be screened as a fundraiser for Stories with a Heartbeat, an initiative to document medical professionals and their patients in Palestine, Turkey, and Jordan through creative, engaging, and dynamic storytelling by Will McInerney, poet & photographer, and Mohanned "Mike" Mallah, doctor & translator.

Cairo In One Breath recently screened at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to a sold out crowd.

See the trailer here: http://cairoinonebreath.com

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets Click Here

The description from Full Frame reads: "The adhan is the Muslim call to prayer, an invitation to sacred space traditionally performed by a muezzin at a mosque five times each day. Cairo has thousands of mosques, and with countless muezzins chanting the call simultaneously there is a holy cacophony that reverberates through the city’s soundscape. Enter the Ministry of Religious Endowments with the concept of a unified adhan, a single call from one muezzin broadcast from a central studio to a network of mosques, each relaying the adhan through its own sound system. This beautiful and timely film is full of rich details of everyday life and maintains a quiet respect for the range of opinions voiced on either side of this somewhat unpopular edict. In a culture still unsettled by recent revolution, the idea of any kind of unification is controversial, and the loss of local traditions and individual voices is deeply felt." 

Both Anna and Will will be in attendance. Will will talk about his recent travel and read from his work before the screening. Anna will dicsuss the making of her documentary and answer questions after the screening.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.facebook.com/events/381415385395913/

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