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Archive for April 2010

Practicum Film: Honest, Abe.

Abraham Lincoln, American icon, born in the Kentucky wilderness February 12, 1809. Or was he? For over 150 years, the people of Western North Carolina have kept a legend alive that controverts the traditional Lincoln birth story. Their story holds that the nation’s sixteenth president was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, in 1806 – and his father was not Tom Lincoln.

Honest, Abe. a film by Mary Lopez

Playing Thursday, May 6th at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Written by uncgmst

April 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Practicum Film: Elsewhere

A young man returns to a familiar place where things are not how he left them.

Elsewhere, a film by Mike Paulucci

Playing Thursday, May 6th at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Written by uncgmst

April 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Practicum Film: 1. Stop. 2. Jump. 3. Go.

The story of a person obsessed with numbers, measurements, and calculation.  These compulsions help one to make order out of the disorder of life. But, when even the regimented day to day becomes too much how do we escape the counting?

1. Stop. 2. Jump. 3. Go. a film by Cangey Gentry

Playing Thursday, May 6th at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Written by uncgmst

April 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Practicum Film: Women Wear Pants

An experimental portrait of three women inspired by visual artist Andy Warhol and fashion designer Betsy Johnson, who was not allowed to be married while wearing pants in 1967.

Women Wear Pants a film by Cara Clark

Playing Thursday, May 6th at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Written by uncgmst

April 26, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Balance Accepted into the National Student Academy Award Competition

MFA candidate, Debra Sea’s experimental short, Balance has been selected as one of  three films to represent Region II in the Alternative category at the Student Academy Awards, judging at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.  It now only awaits a vote by the Academy.  The film will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center in a free public screening at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 26, along with other regional winners. There will be a reception in our lobby at 5:45 pm that day, also free and open to the public.

balance has screened at the following festivals:

Cucalorus
Carrboro
Black Maria
Big Muddy
Carolina Film and Video
Ann Arbor
Chatham Arts
Appalachian
Gene Siskel Center in Chicago on Monday, 4/26
Athens International (Ohio) on Tuesday, 4/27


Won awards at:

UNCG Sustainability–3rd prize
Reynolda – Best Experimental Film

Written by uncgmst

April 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Clark and Ingram Win Awards at Indie Grits Film Festival

At the 2010 Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, South Carolina,
MFA candidate Cara Clark won the Student Award for her short documentary,
“Sylvia and George.”  Assistant Professor Brett Ingram won the Grand Jury
Prize and the Southern Lens award for his documentary feature “Rocaterrania.”

Written by uncgmst

April 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Posted in News & Events

Practicum Film: It’s Cool.

George is awoken.  Like The Matrix.

It’s Cool. a film by Grayson Tyler Johnson

Playing Thursday, May 6th at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Written by uncgmst

April 18, 2010 at 12:00 am