Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

NCMA Film Club: Takeda

If you enjoy watching and talking about films, join us for a meeting of the virtual NCMA Film Club! Watch the film at your convenience, and then join a Zoom discussion. This month’s selection is the Mexican documentary film Takeda, about Japanese painter Shinzaburo Takeda. Our special guest moderator for the discussion is Alex Pi±eres, co-founder of the Cine Casual Film Series.  The Cine Casual Film Series, founded by Giovanna Torres and Alex Pi±eres, is a recent initiative screening award-winning Latin American films in Charlotte, N.C. They are the team behind cinecasual.com, an outlet dedicated to Ibero-American cinema, started in 2016.


(2017) Directed by Yaasib V¡zquez Colmenares. 95 min. Mexico. NR

Takeda is a film about the universality of human existence seen through the eyes of a Japanese painter who has adopted Mexican culture. Shinzaburo Takeda’s mission is to rescue the identity, honor, and tradition of ancient Japan through the Mexican muralist movement. On this journey he became enveloped in Mexico and its traditions, which evoke his past.

Takeda leads us through Mexico to connect with the nostalgia of a world full of rituals nearly extinct. Shinzaburo Takeda teaches us much more than technique; he teaches us to reconcile and discover the language of art to express and reflect upon our human condition.

How to watch the film

The private link to watch the film will be included in the registration confirmation email along with the Zoom link to join the discussion. If you would like to watch the film on a bigger screen, you can connect your laptop to the TV using an HDMI cable, or you can cast the video using Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku. Instructions on how to do that are here.

If you do not receive a confirmation email or for additional questions on the content of this program, email Maria Lopez, manager of film and lecture programs.

We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, email Felicia Ingram.

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Jan 15, 2021


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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