found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a fantastic lineup at the Piedmont Triad’s newest art house theater, A/perture Cinema in Winston- Salem. On Aug. 18-19, A/perture is screening Winter’s Bone, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at 5:40 p.m. Directed by Debra Granik and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone is both authentic and haunting in its portrayal of a teenage girl trying to hold her family together. Also on Aug. 18-19, A/perture screens the crime noir thriller Harry Brown, starring Michael Caine at 8:20 p.m. A/perture screens Pelada, a documentary that tracks two former college soccer stars who travel the world to experience the game in its most primitive form. Times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. On Sunday, A/ perture presents a free screening of local short films “September” and “Everything We Forgot We Remember and Forget” at 9 p.m. The films feature the work of local artists Tim Hall, Saul McSween, Fred Espinoza, Daniel Hansen and Brett Price. Piedmont Craftsmen’s exhibit by wood artist Brian Bortz and the fiber artist team of Lynda Sanders and Beverly Dawson is on display this week at its Trade Street location in Winston-Salem. Admission is free. The show runs through Aug. 28.

Reynolda House presents Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, Vertigo, as part of its Cinema Under the Stars series Friday night at 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for members/students; $5 for non-members. Also on Friday, Studio 99, located at 864 W. Northwest Boulevard in Winston-Salem, is offering free dance lessons in salsa, merengue and bachata dance.

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company presents “The High Priestess of Dark Alley,” Friday through Sunday at the Arts Council Theatre [610 Coliseum Drive] in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance [1047 W. Northwest Boulevard] presents “Rounding Third” with shows Aug. 20-21; 26-28 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 22 & 29 at 2 p.m. Weatherspoon Art Museum presents the 4-hour documentary film, Andy Warhol: A Documentary, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

And finally, Weatherspoon Art Museum presents American Art: Circa 1950. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12.