Duke Students Present: Film in the House of the Word, 10.19.12

MFA candidate Joel Wanek and PhD Literature student Laura Jaramillo will present the second installment of their series, Film in the House of the Word this Friday.

Film in the House of the Word with screenings by Sabine Gruffat and a reading by Fred Moten

Friday, October 19th, 8pm @ 1515 Hull Avenue (Duke School Studios)

Free and open to the public + BYOB

Fred Moten is the Helen L. Bevington Professor of Modern Poetry at Duke University. His field is black studies, where he works at the intersection of performance, poetry and critical theory. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer Press, 2000), Poems (with Jim Behrle) (Pressed Wafer Press, 2002), In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Books, 2007), Hughson’s Tavern(Leon Works, 2008) and B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010).




Sabine Gruffat is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Her films and videos have screened at festivals worldwide including the Image Forum Festival in Japan, the Split Film Festival in Croatia, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the PDX Film Festival in Portland OR, the Dallas Video Festival, Migrating Forms in New York, The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and The Gramercy Theater in New York. Her latest film, a feature about Dubai and Detroit, I Have Always Been A Dreamer is currently making waves on the international festival circuit.


Film in the House of the Word brings experimental poetry and film together for an inter-genre encounter around aesthetics and politics, in order to showcase local, emerging talents alongside established filmmakers and poets, creating a venue for dialogue between word and image.


I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DREAMER (EXCERPT) from Sabine Gruffat on Vimeo.


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