Where: Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Avenue Durham, NC 27701
When: July 10 & July 24
Cost: $13 (covers MotorCo membership for life), $10 additional movie
Food: Food Trucks
This summer film series pilots a collaboration between our fellow Ivy Plus alumni clubs, the Southern Documentary Fund (sponsors of the 2012 ACADEMY AWARD short-listed documentary The Loving Story), and Motorco Music Hall. The invited clubs are from U. Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Wharton (UPenn), Dartmouth and Yale.
Join fellow alumni in fellowship and networking while celebrating southern filmmaking. Let’s see some Big Green out at these great events!
Tickets are sold by Motorco Music Hall. This is a private club that requires a one time purchase of a $3 membership for life. (If we receive good feedback on this pilot, we hope to have special movie screenings here in the future.)
July 10 ticket: (Doubletime) http://motorcomusic.com/showroom-beat-the-heat-movie-night
July 24 ticket: (Chef and the Farmer/Vittles collaborative): http://motorcomusic.com/showroom-beat-the-heat-movie-night-2
Movie descriptions below:
Tues. July 10, 7-9p
Doubletime by Stephanie Johnes
Two Carolina jump roping teams head to the Double Dutch finals at the famed Apollo Theater.
Tues. July 24, 7-9p
The Chef and the Famer by Cynthia Hill
The stakes are high for a rising star chef and her locavore restaurant in Eastern North Carolina.
The Wok Next Door by Vittles Film Collaborative
Joe hardly ever spoke to the couple that lived beside him until one day, he smelled garlic and ginger …..
Book early! Event is only open to the first 200 people. Please reserve your tickets today!
About the films and our partners:
Tribeca Film Festival favorite Doubletime is about jumping rope. The documentary follows two disparate teams ? one suburban white and one inner-city black ? as they train to compete against each other for the very first time. The Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and The Double Dutch Forces of Columbia, South Carolina are the two top American teams. Although they train in neighboring states, the Bulldogs and the Forces are in separate leagues and rarely cross paths. The Bulldogs represent the best of gymnastic freestyle jumping found mostly in white suburbia, while the Forces belong to the inner- city African American tradition of Double Dutch. For the first time, both the Bulldogs and the Forces decide to enter a competition at the world famous Apollo Theater called the Holiday Classic. The film features four young athletes who display courage, skills, and charisma as they passionately prepare for the event. Doubletime culminates on stage in Harlem with this rowdy crowd- pleasing contest which features ?fusion? routines where Double Dutch is blended with hip- hop dance and music. http://doubletimefilm.com/watch
The Chef and the Farmer
Catch a sneak preview of this authentically Southern television series, behind the scenes at a highbrow restaurant struggling to make it in one of the most impoverished communities in America — Kinston, NC.Chef Vivian Howard was making a name for herself in the NYC restaurant world when her father, a hog farmer from Eastern North Carolina made her an offer she couldn’t refuse — to build her very own restaurant. The catch, it would be located in her hometown, a place she swore she’d never return to. Six years in, Vivian and her restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, have won numerous accolades (even semifinalist for James Beard award) but the challenges continue. As the TV series opens, Vivian and Ben are juggling the restaurant with raising twins, and a fire has destroyed the restaurant’s kitchen. What happens next is a true testament to what local cooking and eating really mean.
The Wok Next Door
Joe hardly ever spoke to the couple that lived beside him until one day, he smelled garlic and ginger coming from their window. It was a meal that tempted his nostrils. He didn’t know anything?yet?about the family history simmering in his neighbors’ wok…
This video is the first in a series by Vittles, a film collaborative that tells personal stories through recipes, explores a changing South through its cuisine, and documents the growing food movement in North Carolina through the people sustaining it.
About the Southern Documentary Fund: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB5BZrCkk3I
About Motorco Music Hall: http://motorcomusic.com/
Questions? Please e-mail Harvard club program chair Allegra Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org)