a/perture is mobile! join us April through October outdoors and around the community at the following locations. If you want to partner on a screening or have the perfect location please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
At many of the outdoor screenings we’ll be joined by our friends from Buns on the Run
a/perture cinema will be hosting a free summer series of films at the future new and permanent home of MUSE Winston-Salem in their outdoor parking lot with amazing skyline views of Downtown Winston-Salem. It’s the perfecting setting for these award-winning and critically acclaimed films. Along with MUSE we have partnered with three local organizations to present the following:
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Rated R, 111 minutes
Friday, August 20 – gates at 6:30pm, film starts by 8pm (rain date August 22) – FREE! Please bring a folding chair or blanket!
MUSE is located at 226 S. Liberty Street, a short walk along the Strollway south from downtown. Parking is available in the neighboring Kaleideum lot and in several downtown parking decks. Please bring your own chairs as no seats will be provided and the screening will be on asphalt. Restrooms will be available in MUSE.
Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) is a Senegalese cab driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, working hard to provide for his wife and child. When he picks up William (Red West), an old man with seemingly nothing left to live for, Solo makes it his personal mission to convince William that life is worth living, despite William’s insistence that he just wants to be left alone. As they reveal more of their lives, both men realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Rated R, 91 minutes
Friday, September 10 (rain date September 12)
Goodbye Solo is a part of our year long Luminaries series honoring Ramin Bahrani.
past MUSE screenings…
with Triad Cultural Arts and their Juneteenth 2021 Celebration
Built like a bird, Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else. Not Rated 99 minutes.
Friday, June 18 – gates at 7pm, film starts by 8:30 (rain date June 20) – FREE!
THE HATE U GIVE
with Bookmarks and their Books with Purpose
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right. Rated PG-13, 133 minutes
Friday, July 16 – gates at 7pm, film starts by 8:30 (rain date July 18)- FREE! Please bring a folding chair or blanket!
Previously screened Luminaries @ Industry Hill
For his acclaimed follow-up to Man Push Cart (see next), Ramin Bahrani once again turned his camera on a slice of New York City rarely seen on-screen: Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map. It’s within this precarious ecosystem that twelve-year-old Ale (Alejandro Polanco) must grow up fast, hustling in the neighborhood chop shops to build a more stable life for himself and his sister (Isamar Gonzales) even as their tenuous circumstances force each to compete with other struggling people and make desperate decisions. A deeply human story of a fierce but fragile sibling bond being tested by hardscrabble reality, Chop Shop tempers its sobering authenticity with flights of lyricism and hope.
Friday, April 23 @ Winston Junction Market in Industry Hill
Innovation & Cinema returns (safely) to beautiful Bailey Park’s lower lawn! Make your way to the smokestacks to revel in award-winning movies featuring powerful women and girls all summer long—and into the fall. There will be drinks from Incendiary Brewing, movies and our popcorn, and bites to eat from a variety of local food trucks at this signature series.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Thursday, August 12 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Thursday, September 16 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud.
Thursday, October 14 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Thursday, May 13 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
A WRINKLE IN TIME
Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Thursday, June 10 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Thursday, July 22 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter
Please join us for the 2021 season of SCREEN ODDITIES – a monthly outdoor cult film series guaranteed to delight, frighten, and fascinate! By nature, cult films are hard to define. Some are obscure and seldom see the light of day, while others have become permanent pop-culture icons and beloved mainstream favorites. This is what we’ll be exploring in SCREEN ODDITIES, so come celebrate the bizarre and wonderful realm of cult films on SECCA’s back lawn.
Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done. Rated R, 90 minutes
Thursday, July 29 @ SECCA
Tickets – $7
Play’s parents are out of town, and he’s planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend, Kid, wants to go more than anything, knowing Sydney (Tisha Campbell-Martin), the hottest girl in school, is sure to be there. But when Kid gets into a fight at school, his father grounds him. Still determined to go, Kid sneaks out of the house and faces one calamity after another as he makes his way to Play’s house and the party of the school year.. Rated R, 100 minutes
Thursday, August 26 @ SECCA
Tickets – $7
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics. Rated R, 90 minutes
Thursday, May 27 @ SECCA’s Back Lawn
PARIS IS BURNING
This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey. Rated R, 78 minutes
Thursday, June 24 @ SECCA