Year Round Events

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE — Full Frame Third Fridays
07/15/2016
7:00pm

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is returning to Durham in July as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE returns to Durham after a sold-out screening at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This screening is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (81 minutes)
Directed by Patrick Shen
July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

We tend to think of silence as absence. How can we pursue something that’s not there? Where would we find it? Why should we want to? This film challenges Western society’s most basic preconceptions about the very nature of silence. In the industrialized world, volume marks energy and importance; quietude is associated with lethargy, insignificance, and emptiness. But as this film reveals, silence isn’t nothingness at all. Rather, it is something we hear, and listening puts us in more profound contact with all that is present in the world. Seeking refuge from the daily cacophony of buzzes, bings, and banter isn’t “downtime,” it’s an active pursuit of spiritual, physiological, and psychological necessity. At times meditatively tranquil, at others maddeningly frenetic, this film’s sumptuous sound design conjures up innovative ways to help us hear what we’ve been missing all along.
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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE — The Full Frame Road Show
07/28/2016
7:00pm

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE heads to Cary in July as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is returning to the Triangle after a sold-out screening at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary! Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Full Frame Road Show screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting 9am the Monday before the screening, July 25, to attend. Cary Theater members will be able to reserve tickets on Sunday, July 24. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (81 minutes)
Directed by Patrick Shen
July 28, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
The Cary Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

We tend to think of silence as absence. How can we pursue something that’s not there? Where would we find it? Why should we want to? This film challenges Western society’s most basic preconceptions about the very nature of silence. In the industrialized world, volume marks energy and importance; quietude is associated with lethargy, insignificance, and emptiness. But as this film reveals, silence isn’t nothingness at all. Rather, it is something we hear, and listening puts us in more profound contact with all that is present in the world. Seeking refuge from the daily cacophony of buzzes, bings, and banter isn’t “downtime,” it’s an active pursuit of spiritual, physiological, and psychological necessity. At times meditatively tranquil, at others maddeningly frenetic, this film’s sumptuous sound design conjures up innovative ways to help us hear what we’ve been missing all along.
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CONTEMPORARY COLOR — Full Frame Third Fridays
08/19/2016
7:00pm

CONTEMPORARY COLOR is showing in Durham in August as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

CONTEMPORARY COLOR comes to Durham for a one-night-only screening at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This event is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

CONTEMPORARY COLOR (97 minutes)
Directed by Bill Ross, Turner Ross
August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

In 2015, legendary musician David Byrne treated audiences to a performance spectacle unlike any other, bringing ten of the best color guard teams from across North America to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to perform their synchronized dance routines (often involving flags, flips, tossed rifles and swords) to music composed for their performances by musicians like St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock + Money Mark, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, and Byrne himself, commissioned by BAM and Luminato Festival. CONTEMPORARY COLOR is no mere concert documentary. As seen through the eyes of celebrated American documentary duo, the Ross Brothers (WESTERN, 45365), this tightly choreographed event is cracked open to make space for the performers’ hopes, dreams, homes and personal histories as they’re on the floor giving the biggest show of their lives. As the live music takes this little-known sport to new heights, the wildly talented and passionate superstars of color guard get the limelight they’ve always deserved.
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CONTEMPORARY COLOR — The Full Frame Road Show
08/24/2016
7:00pm

CONTEMPORARY COLOR heads to Chapel Hill in August as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

CONTEMPORARY COLOR comes to Chapel Hill this summer for a one-night-only showing at Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill! Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Full Frame Road Show screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting 9am the Monday before the screening, August 22, to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

CONTEMPORARY COLOR (97 minutes)
Directed by Bill Ross, Turner Ross
August 24, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Silverspot Cinema
Free ticket required
Film website

In 2015, legendary musician David Byrne treated audiences to a performance spectacle unlike any other, bringing ten of the best color guard teams from across North America to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to perform their synchronized dance routines (often involving flags, flips, tossed rifles and swords) to music composed for their performances by musicians like St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock + Money Mark, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, and Byrne himself, commissioned by BAM and Luminato Festival. CONTEMPORARY COLOR is no mere concert documentary. As seen through the eyes of celebrated American documentary duo, the Ross Brothers (WESTERN, 45365), this tightly choreographed event is cracked open to make space for the performers’ hopes, dreams, homes and personal histories as they’re on the floor giving the biggest show of their lives. As the live music takes this little-known sport to new heights, the wildly talented and passionate superstars of color guard get the limelight they’ve always deserved.
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THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD — Full Frame Third Fridays
09/16/2016
7:00pm

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD is showing in Durham in September as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD comes to Durham for a one-night-only screening at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This event is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD (78 minutes)
Directed by Damani Baker
September 16, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required

In 1979, the Grenadian people carried out the first successful revolution in the English speaking Caribbean. The Revolution attracted workers from around the world, including director Damani Baker’s mother, who, in 1983, moved to the island with her young children from Oakland, California, to participate in the Revolution. Shortly after, the United States led a military invasion following the assassination of the popular young Grenadian Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop. Baker and his family hid under the bed for three days as bombs shook their new home, shattering the paradise they had discovered. Sixteen years later, in 1999, Baker returns to Grenada with his mother to begin work on a documentary film, searching for her story, one that felt not just untold, but unfinished. Using footage he shot, as well as a box of super 8 family footage uncovered in rural Louisiana in 2014, Baker unravels his mother’s path to activism.
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BURDEN — The Full Frame Road Show
10/08/2016
2:00pm

BURDEN heads to Raleigh in October as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

BURDEN comes to Raleigh this fall for a one-night-only showing at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh! Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Full Frame Road Show screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting 9am the Monday before the screening, October 3, to attend. NCMA members will be able to reserve tickets on Sunday, October 2. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

BURDEN (90 minutes)
Directed by Richard Dewey, Tim Marrinan
October 8, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
North Carolina Museum of Art
Free ticket required
Film website

Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own, to an assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In BURDEN, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s work and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his ’70s performances; personal videos and audio recordings; comments by friends, fellow students, colleagues, and critics; and latter-day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years.
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BURDEN — Full Frame Third Fridays
10/21/2016
7:00pm

BURDEN is showing in Durham in October as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

BURDEN comes to Durham for a one-night-only screening at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This event is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

BURDEN (90 minutes)
Directed by Richard Dewey, Tim Marrinan
October 21, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own, to an assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In BURDEN, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s work and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his ’70s performances; personal videos and audio recordings; comments by friends, fellow students, colleagues, and critics; and latter-day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years.

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THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH - The Full Frame Road Show
11/03/2016
7:00pm

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH heads to Cary in November as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH is returning to the Triangle after its World Premiere at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary! Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Full Frame Road Show screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting 9am the Monday before the screening, October 31, to attend. Cary Theater members will be able to reserve tickets on Sunday, October 30. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH (75 minutes)
Directed by Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano
November 3, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
The Cary Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

Internationally renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch is a masterful musician, a highly expressive improviser and composer who pulls from varied musical traditions and genres to create free-flowing works that are uniquely his own. Enormously influential to a new generation of musicians, Hersch also blazed trails in the jazz world when he came out as gay and HIV- positive in the 1990s. Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano offer a sensitive look at this maverick in THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH, giving his gorgeous music plenty of space. We watch Hersch riff in clubs and concert halls, and follow his painstaking creative process as he seeks to turn a near-death experience—the two months he spent in an AIDS-related coma in 2008—into a piece of multimedia jazz theater. As Hersch channels the dreams and nightmares he had while unconscious into a new composition, we develop an intimate understanding of an artist who is at once unassuming and incomparable.

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH - Full Frame Third Fridays
11/18/2016
7:00pm

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH is returning to Durham in November as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH returns to Durham after its World Premiere at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This screening is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Click here for more information, including parking and directions.  

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH (75 minutes)
Directed by Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano
November 18, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

Internationally renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch is a masterful musician, a highly expressive improviser and composer who pulls from varied musical traditions and genres to create free-flowing works that are uniquely his own. Enormously influential to a new generation of musicians, Hersch also blazed trails in the jazz world when he came out as gay and HIV- positive in the 1990s. Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano offer a sensitive look at this maverick in THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH, giving his gorgeous music plenty of space. We watch Hersch riff in clubs and concert halls, and follow his painstaking creative process as he seeks to turn a near-death experience—the two months he spent in an AIDS-related coma in 2008—into a piece of multimedia jazz theater. As Hersch channels the dreams and nightmares he had while unconscious into a new composition, we develop an intimate understanding of an artist who is at once unassuming and incomparable.