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A BOLT AT A TIME

Film A BOLT AT A TIME Directed by Dwight Chalmers A tender and nostalgic exploration of times gone by.
Short Films

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Film A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE Directed by Amy Bench A young woman recounts her harrowing saga in the U.S. while fleeing a violent home life in Guatemala.
Short Films

ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

Film ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY Directed by Michal Pietrzyk Desmond becomes the Big Chief of his tribe of Mardi Gras Indians in this sumptuous study of a…
US Features

CHANGING THE GAME

Film CHANGING THE GAME Directed by Michael Barnett Transgender high school athletes from across the country challenge the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Short Films

CODE RUTH

Film CODE RUTH Directed by Caroline Voagen Nelson A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path and family during WWII.
Short Films

DEPARTING GESTURE

Film DEPARTING GESTURE Directed by Brian Bolster, Jonathan Napolitano With ultimate compassion, one Mississippi funeral director cremates and buries those who were rejected by their family.
Southern Features

ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Film ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS Directed by Jenifer McShane Two San Antonio police officers challenge long-held police practices for dealing with the mentally ill.
Galas & Centerpieces, Southern Features

OPENING NIGHT GALA: FLANNERY

Film OPENING NIGHT GALA: FLANNERY Directed by Elizabeth Coffman, Mark Bosco Ground-breaking iconoclast and jewel of the American South, Flannery O’Connor is given a loving tribute in this biographical…
Southern Features

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

Film GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH Directed by David Charles Rodrigues In response to anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus tours the…
Southern Features

JADDOLAND

Film JADDOLAND Directed by Nadia Shihab A young filmmaker returns to her mother’s dazzling artistic haven to explore three generations of their Iraqi family…
Southern Features

MEN & WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE

Film MEN & WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE Directed by Kathryn Francis Tucker This profile of the commendable public service of former Governor Mike Beebe charts his efforts to create lasting…
Southern Features

MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL

Film MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL Directed by Alexander John Glustrom The inhabitants of Mossville, once a thriving, historically black community, have all been uprooted, except for one mighty…
Southern Features

PAHOKEE

Film PAHOKEE Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year in a small agricultural…
Galas & Centerpieces, Southern Features

CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD

Film CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD Directed by Jared Young, Matthew Young Follow Jerry Peacock as he makes his dream to host a cosplay bodybuilding competition at Dragon Con a…
Short Films

QUILT FEVER

Film QUILT FEVER Directed by Olivia Loomis Merrion Paducah, Kentucky's annual Quilt Week is home to what is known as the Academy Awards of quilting.
Southern Features

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

Film RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS Directed by Janice Engel Few journalists have left a legacy so profound and sharply funny as Texas' Molly Ivins, whose acerbic insights…
Southern Features

SEADRIFT

Film SEADRIFT Directed by Tim Tsai A Gulf Coast community is haunted by racist tensions from 40 years ago, when a Vietnamese refugee shot…
Southern Features

STATE OF THE ART

Film STATE OF THE ART Directed by Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud Here are the stories of seven of the artists from the groundbreaking exhibit at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville,…
Short Films

THE BURLEY FARMER

Film THE BURLEY FARMER Directed by Marc Havener The toil and trouble of one family's burley tobacco harvest rests in the hands of a single government…
Short Films

THE DUCK QUEEN OF PLAQUIMINE

Film THE DUCK QUEEN OF PLAQUIMINE Directed by Dominic Gill Head out into the water with the spirited Duck Queen who disagrees with the use of levees on…
Short Films

TUTWILER

Film TUTWILER Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon In one of America's most notorious prisons, female inmates fight for reform and continue to give birth at…
Southern Features

WELL GROOMED

Film WELL GROOMED Directed by Rebecca Stern The creative and colorful world of competitive dog grooming is presented in this charming documentary that follows four…