Film Acoustic with Lucinda Williams: January 26
Sorry, this event has passed. It took place on Monday, January 26, 2015.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham presents

Film Acoustic with Lucinda Williams

Screening and Discussion of Wise Blood
Monday, January 26 | 7:30PM

The Modern School of Film, a popular series that invites special guests to present and discuss a favorite movie, comes to The Carolina Theatre of Durham.  The Modern School of Film programs a series of screenings and discussions with the goal of bringing concentrated film-talk back into cinemas, with celebrated guests hand-picking and discussing a film which, quite simply, inspires them and their work.

WISE BLOOD

Set in the Deep South during the postwar era, Wise Blood stars Brad Dourif as an aimless veteran, who decides to become a Bible-thumping preacher (for a questionable concern called "The Church Wihout Christ") principally because he hasn't anything better lined up. Dourif links up with a veteran of the hellfire-and-brimstone circuit, who for business purposes pretends to be blind. The older man persuades Dourif to blind himself for real so that he can truly "see the light" (yes, the movie is that weird). Director Huston, himself, appears as Dourif's grandfather. Adapted from the one-of-a-kind novel by Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood was a noble experiment but a box-office failure-though, to be fair, Huston never set out to make a blockbuster from O'Connor's offbeat tale.

The Modern School of Film, a popular series that invites special guests to present and discuss a favorite movie, comes to The Carolina Theatre of Durham.  The Modern School of Film programs a series of screenings and discussions with the goal of bringing concentrated film-talk back into cinemas, with celebrated guests hand-picking and discussing a film which, quite simply, inspires them and their work.

No Cameras
No Outside Food or Drink
No Backpacks
No Video Recording Devices

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