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March 30, 2017

‘The Search for General Tso,’ (US, 2014)

This documentary film travels the globe to unravel a culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish. The director will be present for a Q&A after…

Start: March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 30, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 3, 2017

‘Fire at Sea’ (Italy, 2016)

Join the Center for European Studies for an introduction by John Pickles, the Earl N Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the film afterwards. Fire at Sea is an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first non-fiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a…

Start: April 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 4, 2017

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Film Series: ‘I, Olga Hepnarová’ (Czech Republic, 2016)

A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break free from the conservative social milieu and strict sexual conventions of the 1970’s, Hepnarová resorts to a gruesome and carefully planned revenge against the society. This screening is in Czech with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center…

Start: April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 5, 2017

Amy Chambless, ‘Food, Fotos and Film:’ Photos of Europe and Italian Movie Screening

Join the Center for European Studies for a reception followed by an Italian film! Amy Chambless of the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give a brief introduction to the film, and student winners of the 2016-2017 Europe Week Photo Contest will present their images of Europe. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Start: April 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 20, 2017

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Film Series: ‘Velvet Terrorists’ (Czech Republic, 2013)

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of human spirit celebrate small rebellious acts that forever changed their lives. This screening is in Czech and Slovak with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and…

Start: April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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