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Playground (Un monde)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

photo: ImagePresseHelene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsPlayground (Un monde) In French with English subtitlesBelgium, not rated, directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, drama, 72 min In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child's-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and abuse. Following 7-year-old […]

Belfast

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsBelfast In English with English subtitlesUnited Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son's childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded by sporadic […]

Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the 2022 Weicholz Global Film Series

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dale Pollock is a renowned film critic, movie producer and film professor who served as Dean and taught in the celebrated film school at UNC School of the Arts, where he […]

When Pomegranates Howl

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsWhen Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other civilian […]

Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment. In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. […]

A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from […]

On the Water (Vee peal)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsOn the Water (Vee peal) In Estonian with English subtitlesEstonia, not rated, directed by Peeter Simms, 2020, comedy-drama, 106 minutes On the Water unfolds in rural Soviet Estonia in the early 1980s, during a pivotal year in the life of a shy teen, Andres, who is being raised […]