Film

The State of Things
11:17 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel'

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Israel is often seen through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, or through the stories of the Holocaust.

Shai Ginsburg wants to change that, to show what life is really like for people in Israel. So he created a film series to showcase true stories from the region.

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The State of Things
1:00 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Bringing A Langston Hughes Classic From Stage To Screen

Black Nativity is a Hollywood adaptation of Langston Hughes' gospel libretto.
Credit Fox Searchlight

 

Originally a play by poet Langston Hughes, Black Nativity makes its big screen debut. 

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The State of Things
11:48 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Home Movie Day Returns To Raleigh

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A worldwide celebration of amateur filmmaking returns to the Triangle this weekend.

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Bruce Lee Brings Together Black and Asian-American Audiences

Beyond The Chinese Connection Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production
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In the 1970s, Kung Fu movies took America by storm and Bruce Lee became a household name.  Lee turned into an unexpected icon for African-American audiences, and his image especially resonated with black males.

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The State of Things
12:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Documentary Film Project Captures Political Polarization In North Carolina

Map of the distribution of electoral college votes in the 2012 Presidential Election.
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For the past several months, all eyes have been on North Carolina. The state has received an abundance of national coverage since the start of Moral Mondays as a response to this legislative session.

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The State of Things
11:56 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Film Looks At Background Singers In Rock'n'Roll History

Backup singers in the age of Rock N' Roll.
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When you find yourself singing along to your favorite rock'n'roll songs, you're probably not singing along with a front man like David Bowie or Bruce Springsteen. You're probably singing along with their backup singers.

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The State of Things
9:38 am
Thu June 27, 2013

NC Native Documents Life Of Levon Helm

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm screens at the Chelsea Theater.
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Levon Helm is best known for being the drummer in the music group, “The Band,” but he had a long career after they broke up. He even fought his way back into musical shape after quitting for a time due to throat cancer. He finally succumbed in 2012, but not before filmmaker Jacob Hatley had a chance to film a documentary, “Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.”

Its Triangle premiere is at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill on June 28.

The State of Things
9:52 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Why Professional Wrestling Has Such Great Music

A Still From Barbecue Man Unleashed
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Paul Swartzel has always been a fan of professional wrestling. It all goes back to North Carolina’s own Nature Boy Ric Flair and his delightful entrance music: “Thus Spake Zarathustra.”

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The State of Things
11:20 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Movie Shows Potential Future of Capitalism

Leaders of a cooperative featured in Shift Change
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In America, corporations are king. It’s hard to even think about capitalism without the corporate system that keeps it flowing here in the United States. A movie called "Shift Change" wants to transform the way you think about the economy. It highlights worker-owned businesses in North America and Spain that flip the paradigm of corporate control on its head.

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The State of Things
11:49 am
Thu April 25, 2013

What Is A Bastard Film?

A still from one of the bastard films
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A bastard film is a film that does not fit into any particular category. Bastard films are offensive, disturbing or just plain nonsensical.

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