Durham County Library will host filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman for a screening of his documentary film One Night in Kernersville. Set in the legendary recording studio of Mitch Easter, the film tells the story of musician and band leader John Brown, an associate professor of music at Duke University, who is about to live out his lifelong dream: making a big band jazz recording. The screening will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street.
Kernersville was the winner of the Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short and the Best Cinematography Award from the Charlotte Film Festival and has been shown around the world. Following the film, Dorfman will lead a discussion on the relationship between reality and fiction in documentary storytelling. All ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Dorfman is an award winning Chilean-American multimedia filmmaker and a Durham resident for the past 25 years. His films have been shown in such prestigious film festivals as Toronto, Telluride, Edinburgh and Full Frame. He has written a number of films with his father, Ariel Dorfman, notably the BBC special “Prisoners of Time,” for which the father-son pair won the 1996 Writer’s Guild of Great Britain award for best television screenplay. Dorfman is currently working on Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me, a documentary on a sixty year-old man with autism who dreams to sing with a big band.
This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268.
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit the library's website.
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