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New Day Films at Duke - Shorts Program

Photograph of a baseball base out of focus and a fence in the foreground in focus with the title of the film A Cerebral Game, A Memoir About Growing Up Disabled
Saturday, October 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Day

Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment, 1991, 27mins
by Debra Chasnoff

A Cerebral Game, 2017, 7mins
by Reid Davenport

Bachelorette, 34, 2009, 30mins
by Kara Herold

Cruisin' J-Town, 1975, 24mins
by Duane Kubo and Visual Communications

Becoming Johanna, 2016, 27mins
by Jonathan Skurnik

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New Day Films was founded in 1971 by four feminist filmmakers, Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Liane Brandon, and Amalie Rothschild, who were frustrated by mainstream distribution channels. The ground breaking co-op would grow to over 300 titles and 140 filmmakers today.

Duke University's Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society, along with the Power Plant Gallery, are proud to present four days of screenings and discussions celebrating more than 50 years of New Day Films.

The Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is the home of the New Day Films collection, which includes the original founder's films and the ever-expanding digital films collection. While New Day turned 50 in 2021, it is with great pleasure that we able to gather again in the Ruby Theater this October 2022 to explore some of the films from the archive.

Generous support for this program is provided by: Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program, Cinematic Arts, MFA Experimental and Documentary Arts Program, and Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture. And a special thanks to: Forum for Scholars and Publics, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, The Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke Arts/Vice Provost for the Arts.

Contact: Caitlin Kelly