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Peter Strickland, In Fabric (2018, UK)

An homage to the Italian giallo horror films of the 1970s, In Fabric is the story of a spectacular red dress, and the fate of those who fall under its spell. Funny, strange, and, at times, genuinely scary, In Fabric is the kind of film that will stick with you for days afterward. Directed by Peter Strickland, the film will have you digging through your closet, wondering if something in your wardrobe might also be haunted.

Part of the Ackland Film Forum Fall 2022 series “Art and Artifice” co-organized by the UNC Film Studies Program and the Ackland Art Museum.


Art and Artifice

In movies we allow our imaginations to touch the realities of our world. The films that impact us most are often those that are not true, but could be. Artists, behind and in front of the camera, give us license to dream and fear. In this series, we explore films that engage and expand the idea of creativity. From sculptors to dressmakers, performers to survivors, these films all ask what it means to create art in the cinema.

The series is presented by the Ackland Art Museum and UNC Film Studies, part of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, in connection with Houseguests: American Art from the Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership.

7:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Tuesday, August 30: Ang Lee, Life of Pi (2012, US)

Wednesday, September 7: Andre DeToth, House Of Wax (1953, US)

Tuesday, September 13: Blake Edwards, Victor/Victoria (1982, US)

Tuesday, September 20: Charles Allen, Sidewalk Stories (1989, US)

Tuesday, October 4: Peter Strickland, In Fabric (2018, UK)

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