Strange Beauty Film Festival

Strange Beauty Film Festival
February 17-19, 2011
Between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams lies Strange Beauty…

Durham’s newest film festival returns for a second helping of adventurous and striking short films from around the world, including fiction, documentaries, experimental, and wholly unclassifiable works. Come marvel at the everyday beauty and strangeness that surrounds us.

from the press release…

We’ve got another heapin’ helping of strange & beautiful films from around the world and around the Triangle, plus lots of music and audio additions this time ’round.

A festival pass (4 screening blocks) is $40,and tickets to individual blocks are $12. They are on sale NOW at Manbites Dog Theater’s web site. Seating is very limited, and the festival sold out quickly last year:
(note: when you get to the tickets page, you may have to click “Page 2” at the bottom to get to the Strange Beauty tix)

A full schedule will be available soon on our website (, but here are some highlights:

–Thu Feb 17: Durham Cinematheque presents “Interviewed,” a film & sound program by Tom Whiteside and Khristian Weeks

–Opening night party at Fullsteam Brewery after the show

–Fri Feb 18: World premiere of a new documentary, Sound Between Lines: Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra, by former Durham resident Jason Middleton, plus live performance by the Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra and Jim Kellough’s multimedia concoction, WINKY.

–Sat Feb 19 (afternoon block): Seattle filmmaker Malic Amalya’s Drifting, with live musical accompaniment by Chapel Hill’s Felix Obelix.

–Sat Feb 19 (evening block): The Strange Beauty Aural Fixation, a listening session of audio art & audio documentary produced by Jennifer Deer of Big Shed Audio+Media.

–After-Party show at Motorco Music Hall on Sat, Feb 19 featuring Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (featuring Justin Robinson of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Felix Obelix, and Wes Phillips (music), and Alexis Mastromichalis (dance installation). Show your Strange Beauty ticket for a $2 discount off the door price!

Please spread the word, and join us for an extended visit to the land between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams….Strange Beauty!

Jim Haverkamp & Joyce Ventimiglia
Strange Beauty Film Festival


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