Southern Circuit Film Series

Hapeville Hosts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!Southern Circuit 20-21 Laurel - Black

The City of Hapeville proudly presents the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The 2020-2021 Series Screenings will continue on Saturday evenings at the Historic Christ Church & Carriage House starting with a Reception with the Filmmaker at 6 p.m. and the Film Screening at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Free admission and parking.

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, film dates and screening options may change. The September, October and November films will be strictly virtual screenings and will not be hosted at the Historic Christ Church & Carriage House. Future hosted events will adhere to the current social distancing guidelines put forth by the Georgia Dept. of Public Health. Please visit this page regularly for ongoing updates and information. We will do our best to keep you informed of all screening changes. As always, we appreciate your interest in the 2020-2021 South Arts Film Series!

To get more information and to register for each film's virtual screening premiere, please click here.

Please visit the Southern Circuit Website for additional information on the grant series. 

The views and content expressed in the films of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers do not represent the views of The City of Hapeville. Some films are for mature audiences and are subject to viewer discretion.

September 15, 2020:  *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

Coded Bias is an award-winning film by director, Shalini Kantayya.Coded Bias Film Still woman of color holds white mask up to her face

Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender? The film centers the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Visit the Coded Bias website for more information or to view the trailer.

October 3, 2020: *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

Still from Big Fur Film of artist building BigFoot statue

Big Fur was directed and produced by Dan Wayne.

Big Fur is a fun portrait of an eccentric artist-hero. World Champion taxidermist Ken Walker builds a life-sized Bigfoot, based on frames from an iconic 1967 movie, and unveils her at the World Taxidermy Championships.

Visit the Big Fur Movie website for more information or to view the trailer.

November 7, 2020: *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

Waging Change was produced by Peabody award-winning director, Abby Ginzberg.

Waging Change still from a protestWaging Change shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips by intertwining stories of various individuals, with the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage. Featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the film reveals an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight—the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13

Visit the Waging Change website for more information or to view the trailer.

February 20, 2021
Far East Deep South Film Still of person kneeling at a tombstone engraved "Lou"

Far East Deep South is directed by Larissa Lam and produced by Baldwin Chu.

Far East Deep South explores the events of when a Chinese-American family travels from California to Mississippi to visit the grave of their ancestors, they stumble upon surprising revelations.

Visit the Far East Deep South website for more information or to view the trailer.

March 27, 2021 

Warrior Women still, women in native american attire

Warrior Women is co-produced and directed by Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle.

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter.

Visit the Warrior Women website for more information or to view the trailer.

April 17, 2021Film Still from Cured of Rev. Magora Kennedy pointing upward at Pride Month church service

Cured is co-directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Cured chronicles the strategy and tactics that led to a crucial victory in the movement for LGBT rights.The film shed's new light on this victory — which was far from inevitable — while situating the APA story within the larger context of the modern movement for LGBT equality.

Visit the Cured movie website for more information or to view the trailer.

Sponsors and Partners Banner regarding the Southern Circuit Film Series 2020-2021

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part from South Arts in a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.