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Southern Features

Southern Features

17 BLOCKS

Film

17 BLOCKS

Directed by Davy Rothbart
The Sanfords struggle with addiction, poverty, and gun violence when an unexpected tragedy leads to a journey of…
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

GUEST HOUSE

Film

GUEST HOUSE

Directed by Hannah Dweck, Yael Luttwak
Three women overcome their opioid addiction with the support of a re-entry house in this inspiring and hopeful…
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

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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

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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…
Southern Features

QUALIFIED

Film

QUALIFIED

Directed by Jenna Ricker
Inside the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy —…
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…
Southern Features

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

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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

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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,…
Southern Features

WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Film

WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Directed by Clayton Brown, Monica Long Ross
A charged conversation between creationists and secularists unfolds as a massively scaled Noah’s Ark theme park is built…
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…