Screen/Society provides ambitious film programming for the Triangle community, specializing in theatrical premieres of global and independent art films and repertory programs, including international classics, Hollywood genre works, and director retrospectives. Unless otherwise indicated, the free screenings take place in the Rubenstein Arts Center's Film Theater, a 100-seat venue that projects archival 35mm, 16mm, and 4K Digital Cinema. Screen/Society is organized and programmed by Hank Okazaki with Assistant Programmers Benjamin Crais and John Winn, and is sponsored by Duke Cinematic Arts, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies.
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As we welcome audiences back for in-person screening events, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our extended community. Keeping each other safe during events will require collaboration and we are grateful for your support. Screen/Society and the Rubenstein Arts Center will adhere to all university, local, and state regulations on and off campus, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.
Vaccination Status: We strongly encourage audience members to be fully vaccinated or have a recent negative PCR test before attending an event. Duke University currently requires all students and employees to be vaccinated. More information on Duke University’s COVID-19 response.
Masking: Current Duke University guidelines for events apply to all presentations on campus. As of 09/22/2022, masks are no longer mandatory for indoor screenings, though the policy could change again in the future. Masking remains one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others, and is strongly recommended, especially in indoor settings. We should respect an individual’s decision to wear a mask even if it is not required.
Stay Home If You Are Feeling Sick: If you are feeling or showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you believe you might have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please stay home.
Seating: For our screenings, seating is based on a first-come basis. We encourage everyone to be respectful during performances and maintain distancing as they feel comfortable.
Enhanced Cleaning: Venues on Duke University’s campus are operating under restricted access and receive enhanced cleaning and sanitization of high-touch surfaces. Duke University venue ventilation is in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer stations are positioned throughout campus venues for your convenience.
Healthy Team: All employees and vendors are required to be symptom free before entering the building, as well as wear masks at all times, and frequently wash their hands during shifts.