Junebug (dir. Phil Morrison, 2005), filmed in North Carolina by Winston-Salem native Phil Morrison, tells the story of a world-traveled, Chicago-based art dealer specializing in “outsider art” who journeys southward for the first time with her husband, whose family still lives in the rural North Carolina town in which he was born. What follows complicates our notions of family, love, obligation, and the ethical responsibilities of art. Bear Fellow Michaela Dwyer wrote a Kenan Insider blog post about Junebug earlier this year.
The film will begin at 7:00pm in the Griffith Film Theater in Duke University’s Bryan Center, followed by a Q&A session with Duncan Murrell (Writer in Residence, Center for Doc Studies), Faulkner Fox (Lecturing Fellow, English Dept.) and Richard Powell (John Spencer Bassett Professor, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies).
The screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments and free parking passes provided. Please park in the parking deck by the Bryan Center. You will be given a pass to submit to the attendant upon leaving the event.
The theme of this year’s series is The South: Navigating the Past, Carving out a Future. Each spring, the Kenan Institute for Ethics sponsors a film series in collaboration with Duke’s Screen/Society, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Arts of the Moving Image Program. The films provide popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme, and each series as a whole offers rich opportunities for debate and discussion on ethical issues for audiences from both the Duke and Durham communities.