Always in Season

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 2116-D New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC

In 2014, teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, N.C. The circumstances of his death echo the long horror of lynching in the American South and intersect with the stories of two other communities seeking justice and reconciliation.

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The Proposal

Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

In an attempt to resurrect the life and art of celebrated architect Luis Barragán, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself—a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.

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Kifaru

The Don Gibson Theatre 318 South Washington Street, Shelby, NC

In Kenya, a dedicated team of rangers watches over Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino. Rampant poaching has decimated his subspecies, yet hope remains thanks to his incredible caregivers who are set on both preventing and recovering loss.

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Our Time Machine

21c Museum Hotel Durham 111 Corcoran Street, Durham, NC

Our Time Machine (80 minutes) Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang December 17, 2019 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Main Gallery (Durham, NC) Film Website Cocktail Reception at 6:00 pm. Opening Remarks at 6:30 pm.   21c Museum Hotel Durham is pleased to present a screening of Our Time Machine, directed by Yang Sun and S. Leo Chiang. Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by opening remarks from Filmmaker S. Leo Chiang and 21c Chief Curator…

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The Cave

The Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC

Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.

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American Factory

The Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC

More than 2,500 people lost their jobs in 2008 when General Motors closed its plant in Dayton, Ohio, but hopes were raised six years later when a Chinese manufacturer bought the facility with plans to employ American and Chinese workers. With stunning access and cinematography, this film documents the new plant’s opening and the profound cultural collisions and connections that follow.

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Apollo 11

The Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Free

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy: Online Festival Strategy for Documentary Filmmakers Webinar

Virtual Speakeasy: Online Festival Strategy for Documentary Filmmakers TUESDAY, JUNE 2 | 3PM (EST) | REGISTER HERE | FREE WEBINAR As more festivals make the move online, documentary directors are left questioning, what is the right path for their films? Join us for a discussion on emerging strategies for nonfiction filmmakers, where we’ll tackle the most pressing concerns and questions about the changing festival landscape. Moderator:   Deirdre Haj, Full Frame director Panelists:     Josh Braun,…

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy: Documenting Distress: A Discussion

Documenting Distress: A Discussion Wednesday, August 12 | 10:30 AM (EST) | FREE REGISTER TODAY Throughout history, documentary film has been used to bring to light the abuses that human beings can inflict upon one another, whether during war, genocide, imprisonment, or via policies that force people into desperate conditions, such as exile, migration and/or starvation. Such work can and has brought public awareness to circumstances that bring about changes in laws, policing, public opinion, and inspire…

Free Screening: BOYS STATE with Q&A

Thursday, August 13 | 7 PM (EST) | FREE | Register Today WATCH TRAILER   An Apple Original Films and A24 Release, BOYS STATE will debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 14.   BOYS STATE dramatically captures the political motivations and strategic calculations of a group of young men who, among a thousand other Texas high school students, take part in a weeklong exercise to build a representative democracy from the ground up.  …