The best film picks, March 29

CorrespondentMarch 28, 2013 

Fabian Prioville and Azusa Seyama in "Pina" at at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Friday.


  • Other highlights: • Monday night at Duke, the Screen/Society is hosting an AMI Student Film Awards Screening at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater at 7. Tuesday night at the same venue, the Screen/Society is presenting Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s “Last Life in the Universe” (2003) as part of the AMI Showcase of the work of cinematographer Chris Doyle at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. The screening will start at 7 with an introduction by Professor Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES). Also at the same venue at 7 on Wednesday night, Duke’s Screen/Society’s Cine-East Film Series focuses on Transnational North Korea with a screening of Zhang Lu’s 2007 drama “Desert Dream,” which will be introduced by Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES), and a Q&A with Director Lu will follow the film. All of Duke Screen/Society screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030;

Friday evening, Duke University’s Screen/Society is hosting a free 3D screening of Wim Wenders’ 2011 documentary “Pina” at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The film, which features performances of some of the most noted dance pieces by the late German choreographer Pina Bausch, will be introduced by Duke professor Markos Hadjioannou, Program in Literature. The event is sponsored by Franklin Humanities Institute, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, Department of Theater Studies, and the Center for Documentary Studies. Details: 919-660-3030;

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