Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015-2016 Southern Circuit October Films

Hi, everyone! We hope you enjoyed the filmmakers' films as they toured on the Southern Circuit for the 2015-2016 season during the month of September. Here is a brief recap of the films that were screened in September. 

I Will Dance by Joseph East 

During the month of October, we are proud to present to three films: two documentaries by Petter Ringbom and Johanna Hamilton, respectively, and a science fiction thriller by Alexis and Bodine Boling. And as always, filmmakers travel with their films and are in attendance for post-screening discussions.

Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back to modern-day Brooklyn to live an easier life. She's built a new identity in this time that nearly satisfies: she has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate and is falling in love. But when she encounters two other people from the future - a 15 year-old girl and Kim's own long-lost husband - Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the new life she's built.

Alexis Boling is Georgia-born but Brooklyn-based. As director and cinematographer, he made the "Mansford Roof" music video for Vampire Weekend, the first three seasons of Moonshiners for the Discovery Channel and the Ted Haggard Monologues, a narrative feature based on a hit play by Michael Yates Crowley. Recent projects include the Carousel Ride music video for Rubblebucket and a new show on Nat Geo called Live Free or Die


October 13, 2015: Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
October 15, 2015: Challenger Learning Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
October 16, 2015: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, FL
December 16, 2015: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA

An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. An musician devises a stage character based on an archetypal African dictator to more freely comment on his community and his country. For a group of designers in Soweto, their fashion creations and style are manifestations of freedom. A photographer dedicates her life to documenting the LGBT community and exposing hate crimes that go unnoticed by the government and mainstream media. While one Johannesburg-based band is overtly political, another band makes a conscious decision to not deal with politics. Shield and Spear explores a constellation of stories about art, music, identity, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.

Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His debut feature documentary The Russian Winter, a film about American musician John Forté, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and screened at IDFA, Moscow Int’l Film Festival, and Gothenburg Int’l Film Festival. His short film May Fly premiered at Stockholm Int’l Film Festival and screened at festivals around the world. Petter’s video collaboration with the artist Karl Haendel, Questions for My Father, has screened at Harris Lieberman Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts, and Wexner Center for the Arts.Questions for My Father was selected for the Art Video program at Art Basel Miami in 2012. After studying at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, Petter partnered in the creative agency Flat, where he served as an art director for clients like MoMA, Red Cross and ESPN. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and New York University and served on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Petter is a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013.


October 19, 2015: DP Culp University Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
October 20, 2015: Harrington-Peachtree Academic Center (First Floor Amphitheater), Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
October 21, 2015: Williams Gymnasium, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA
October 22, 2015: Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
October 24, 2015: Colleen O. Williams Theater, Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA
October 26, 2015: University Center Theater, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.
Despite searching for the people behind the heist in one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI never solved the mystery of the break-in, and the identities of the members of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI remained a secret. Until now…
Johanna Hamilton co-produced Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades old civil war. It premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary and was later short-listed for an Academy Award. It screened at hundreds of festivals and grassroots events around the world. In fall 2011, it spearheaded the PBS mini-series, Women, War & Peace. The series won the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award for best documentary. Johanna has produced non-fiction programs for PBS, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, The Washington Post/Newsweek Productions and New York Times Television. Johanna began her career in the dramatic run-up to the 1994 first all-race elections in South Africa. She went on to work on the country’s premier investigative magazine program, Carte Blanche. She has worked in Africa, Europe and North America and received numerous awards for her work. She is an alumnus of the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant and the Sundance Documentary + Composers Lab. Johanna is a graduate of the University of London and holds an MA in Broadcast Journalism from New York University. 1971 is her documentary feature debut.
October 13, 2015: Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL
October 14, 2015: Rector Little Theatre, Union College, Barbourville, KY
October 15, 2015: Burrow Center Recital Hall, Hanceville, AL
October 16, 2015: Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL
October 19, 2015: Trojan Center Theatre, Troy University, Troy, AL
October 20, 2015: Batte Center, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
October 21, 2015: Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
October 23, 2015: Hapeville Historic Christ Church & Carriage House, Hapeville, GA
We hope that you will be in attendance!!!