2013 SPRING PREVIEW: Stone Center’s Diaspora series among upcoming film festivals

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will present its annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, concurrently with its Festival of Afro-Surrealist Films, beginning this month.
Here is a list of the films and locations of screening. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/depts/stonecenter or call 919-962-9001. All events are free and open to the public.

-- Jan. 30. 7 p.m. Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. “Umkhungo” (“The Gift”) and “The Last Angel of History”

-- Feb. 19.  Noon. Wilson Library (UNC Campus), Pleasants Family Assembly Room. “Children Go Where I Send You”

-- Feb. 21. Noon. Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. “Seven Songs for Malcolm X”

-- March 4. 7 p.m. Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. “Pumzi” and “Transfer”

-- March 19. 7 p.m. Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. “Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush.” Film Screening and Discussion.

-- March 27. 7 p.m. Stone Center Hitchcock Room. “Spies of Mississippi.” Sneak preview and discussion with film producer Dawn Porter.

-- April 11. 7 p.m. Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. “Nine Muses”

Here are some other film festivals coming in the next few months:

-- The Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasma Classics Film Series will present the double feature “Planet of the Apes” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Other films in the series will be “Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead II” (Jan. 18), “King Kong” and “Island of Lost Souls” (Feb. 1), “Zombie” and “Maniac” (Feb. 15), “The Brides of Dracula” and “The Quartermass Xperiment” (March 8), “Clue” and “Hocus Pocus” (March 22).
For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.

-- The 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival featured a tribute to the films of Stanley Nelson (“The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,” “A Place of Our Own,” and a thematic program of films titled “Family Affairs,” chosen by filmmaker Ross McElwee. Among the new documentaries screened at the festival were “Radio Unnameable,” “Reportero,” and “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.”
The 2013 Full Frame Festival will take place April 4-7 at venues in downtown Durham.
Festival passes for 2013 will go on sale Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. The schedule of festival films will be released March 14, and tickets for films will go on sale March 25 at 11 a.m.
For updates, visit www.fullframefest.org.

-- The fourth annual Strange Beauty Film Festival will be held Jan. 24-26 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St., Durham. For details and a film schedule, available Jan. 15, visit www.strangebeauty.org.

-- The Hayti Heritage Center will present the Hayti Film Festival Feb. 14-17. For updates and a schedule of films and events, visit www.hayti.org.