July 10, 2008

Art Museum Launches Film Festival

The Weatherspoon Art Museum launches its annual summer film series this week with "The Motorcycle Diaries" at 7 tonight in the museum's auditorium.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Jos Villabla, assistant professor in the department of counseling and educational development at UNCG. Arrive at the museum between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to enjoy Latin sounds by area DJs in the Weatherspoon's new sculpture garden. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Latin American Film Series includes:

- "The House of Sand" 7 p.m. July 17 (Portuguese with English subtitles): The story of one woman's arrival at a labyrinth of sand dunes in northern Brazil. Her husband believes the land is prosperous, and she is condemned to a life in this place with her mother as her only female companion.

- "Three Films: Latina Identity" 7 p.m. July 24: Three short films by female directors on identity, personal and political repression and the immigrant experience.

- "Like Water for Chocolate" 7 p.m. July 31 (Spanish with English subtitles): Tita has been forbidden by her mother to marry and is devastated when the love of her life marries her sister. She finds solace in her cooking.

Admission is free. For more information, visit http:// weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

Bayou Bash in the Bog set for the weekend

Bamboo torches light your way into the thicket of the Bog Garden for Bayou Bash in the Bog, an outdoor event featuring live Cajun music, firedancers, storytelling for children, educational displays by the Natural Science Center, a Rain Room for cooling off and food and drink vendors.

The free event, presented by Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the garden off Hobbs Road. Parking and a shuttle will be provided at Signature Place off Pembroke Road.

For information, call 373-2199 or visit www.greensborobeautiful.org.

Aimee Mann to play Carolina Theatre

The Carolina Theatre and Greenefields Productions present Los Angeles singer-songwriter Aimee Mann at 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Tickets are $24.50, $21.50 and $17.50 and are available at www.carolinatheatre.com or by calling the Carolina Theatre box office at 333-2605.

Mann started out in the 1980s band 'Til Tuesday, but her main success came when she was featured on the "Magnolia" soundtrack, which received nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three Grammys.

Earlier this year, she released her latest album, "@#%&! Smilers."

To learn more about the artist, visit www.aimeemann.com.

Darkhawk wins 48-Hour Film Project

"Cadence," Darkhawk Productions' musical film, won the Best Film award at the 2008 Greensboro 48-Hour Film Project.

The film will represent Greensboro at the international competition. Darkhawk also won awards for Audience Favorite (Group C), Best Musical Score and Best Use of the Line of Dialogue.

"Cadence" is the story of a woman unable to express herself vocally. She realizes that group therapy is only a start. After she revisits some of her past, she uncovers a hidden truth.

The film was directed by Dan A.R. Kelly and written by Blaise Hartman, Xoey Hawk and Kelly. The score was composed by Bruce Kiesling.

For more information, visit www.WalkintheParkPictures.com or www.myspace.com/DarkhawkProductions.

Also, visit www.48hourfilm.com/greensboro.

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