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In an effort to initiate public dialogue in the City of Arts and Innovation, about cinema as art, the greatest of all the arts nonetheless, a/perture cinema introduced a new screening and discussion series in 2015. This series centers on the notion of “looking at art cinema.”  Together, the community and selected speakers, will discuss a curated list of films.  Some of these films you have seen and some you may have not, but either way we hope the discussions will allow you to see them anew.

The Late Spring 2018 series for Looking @ Art Cinema will focus on Music in Film hosted by Christina Placilla.

Christina Placilla is Associate Professor of Strings and Musicology at Winston-Salem State University where she developed and teaches courses in the history of music, music and film, and Non-Western music. An accomplished violist, Christina has published articles, given lecture recitals, and recorded a CD on the use of folk and popular music in the viola repertoire in addition to studies on women in music and chamber music pedagogy.



This series explores the compositional techniques used in creating moving and effective musical orchestral scores by significant film composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Hermann, and Dario Marianelli. Tickets on-sale soon!


Saturday, May 5 @ 9:30AM


The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American Technicolor swashbuckler film from Warner Bros., produced by Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, that stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains.  The Adventures of Robin Hood has been acclaimed by critics since its release.[2] In 1995, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.


Saturday, June 2 @ 9:30AM


In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen’s master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint.


Saturday, June 30 @ 9:30AM


In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony’s vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family’s housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony’s headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony–who has a crush on Robbie–is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested–and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

Special event pricing for the series applies- general admission prices will be $14.50 per screening, college students $12.50 and a/v society members will receive a discounted price of $11.50 per screening.  Admission includes film, discussion and coffee/pastries from Camino Bakery. Find more information on specific titles and ticketing links below.

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