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by Keith Barber

This week’s edition of Found Objects kicks of with the documentary film series You Reely Should Know, a series of films being screened at Krankies Coffee in Winston- Salem. On Wednesday, Director Lucy Walker’s documentary, Waste Land, will be screened at 7 p.m. Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Waste Land won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. On May 18, the film series presents The Age of Stupid and on May 25, the film series will screen The Philosopher Kings.

Piedmont Federal Savings Bank and the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts will honor local student artists as they compete for Artizens of the Year during a special event at the new arts center on Thursday. Seven local Piedmont Federal branches are showing entries from 15 area high schools, each entry hopes to be selected as the winner at the reception at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. For more information, visit: artizens-pfsb.com.

A/perture Cinema in Winston-Salem is offering a free screening of Temple Grandin — The Movie on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15. Donations will be accepted at the door on behalf of the film’s sponsors — iCan House and the Autism Society of Forsyth County. Also showing at A/perture this week is Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë’s classic tale about a governess who falls in love with her employer only to find the terrible secret he’s been hiding. Shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Wake Forest University presents the exhibit Culture & Couture, a global exploration of how clothing can be used to express religion, gender, social status and standards of modesty, according to a press release. Displaying traditional costumes from around the world, Wake students selected the clothing, accessories and images from the museum’s permanent collection to explore these themes. The show runs through Aug. 20. For further info, visit: arts. wfu.edu.

And finally, the Weatherspoon Museum continues its Noon at the ‘Spoon public tours every second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. Admission is free.

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