Thursday, January 10, 2013

Durham Hosts 4th Strange Beauty Film Festival

Durham is home to several film festivals each year. The biggest and most well-known is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, but there are others like the 10-day long NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and even on about LEGOs.

There is also the Strange Beauty Film Festival.

IT celebrates something imaginative and odd. In its fourth year, the festival is held at Durham's Manbites Dog Theater Jan 24-26, 2013.

The festival shows dazzling and arresting short films from all over the place--this year's crop includes work from Estonia, Portugal, Argentina, Israel, England, and a heaping helping of local folks, including Jim Kellough, Bill Brown, Shambhavi Kaul, and Josh Gibson.

Special events this year include a brand new show from Tom Whiteside's Durham Cinematheque called CIRCLE SPIRAL SLOW. Whiteside describes it as archival explorations by him, with live music by Durham instrumental band Arrows Out.

There will also be another edition of the popular Strange Beauty Aural Fixation, an audio-only listening block curated by Jennifer Deer.

Tickets are $40 for the whole festival, or $12 for an individual screening block. Tickets are available from Manbites Dog. Watch the festival website for the complete schedule and teaser videos.

Learn more about all the film festivals held in Durham online.

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