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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

September 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 28, 2016

JCSM brings in contemporary filmmakers to meet with students and museum guests for a special screening of their film. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Films begin at 5 p.m. on select Thursdays. Live jazz and café service will follow the screenings until 8 p.m. Admission is free, advanced ticket reservation is encouraged. 

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September 10: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry  (2014)
Documentary | 92 min.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry takes us from the founding of National Organization for Women (NOW), with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference, and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time—thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

About the filmmaker…
Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine, and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor, which premiered at the New York Film Festival. She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 13/WNET in New York. She produced and co-directed the feature documentary The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals. She has produced dozens of television documentaries for PBS, New York Times TV, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Her TV work has won Emmys, Cine Golden Eagles, and Cable Ace Awards. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two sons.

October 22: Shield and Spear  (2014)
Documentary | 89 min.  

An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, Shield and Spear explores a constellation of stories about identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.

About the filmmaker…
Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. The Russian Winter, a film about American musician John Forté, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and screened at IDFA, Moscow International Film Festival, and Gothenburg International Film Festival. His short film May Fly premiered at Stockholm International Film Festival, as well as at festivals around the world. Petter’s video collaboration with artist Karl Haendel, Questions for My Father, has been shown 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 Flat, a creative agency, where he served as an art director for clients like MoMA, the Red Cross, and ESPN. He has taught at Parsons School of Design, 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.

November 5: Frame By Frame  (2015)
Documentary | 85 min.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame By Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

About the filmmaker…
Alexandria Bombach is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker who lives on the road. Founding her production company REDREEL in 2009, Alexandria is known to sell all of her belongings to tell a story she believes in. In 2010, Alexandria set out to film 23 FEET, a 30-minute documentary about people living a simple life in order to do what they love in the outdoors. 23 FEET takes an in depth look at what it means to live for your passions. The film screened at festivals in 15 countries and across the U.S. in a rogue distribution outlet: her 1970 Airstream with an outdoor theatre attached to it. Her Emmy award-winning 2012 film series MoveShake features real life stories and lessons of people dedicating their lives to environmental and social issues. Focusing on character-driven films, Alexandria’s work is defined by her ability to get to the core of what drives passionate people to do what they do.

February 4: Art and Craft  (2014)
Documentary | 89 min.

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Landis’ decades-long ruse is put in jeopardy after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who sets out to expose him. Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

About the filmmakers…
Sam Cullman is a cinematographer, producer and director of documentaries with over a decade of experience. He co-directed, shot, and produced If a Tree Falls, which won the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and received an Academy Award nomination. More recently, Cullman produced and shot the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning The House I live In. Cullman’s cinematography has appeared in dozens of documentaries including King CornWhy We Fight, and Black Cherokee. A graduate of Brown, Cullman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer Grausman directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary, Pressure Cooker. The film garnered awards from festivals across the country including a Special Jury Commendation at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival. It opened theatrically before being broadcast on BET. Grausman co-produced the feature 3 Backyards, which won Best Director at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Grausman was Co-Director of The Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, MA from 2010 to 2012. She earned her BFA in Art History at Duke University, and her MFA at Columbia University.

March 24: Embers (2015)
Fiction | 89 min.

After a global neurological epidemic leaves the world without memory, those who remain search for meaning and connection. Five interwoven stories explore how we might learn, love, and communicate in a future that has no past.

About the filmmaker…
Claire Carré is a filmmaker based in New York. Claire has traveled around the world as a director of music videos, fashion films, and commercials. She is a Fellow of the 2014 IFP Independent Filmmaker Lab and was nominated for the 2014 Gotham Awards Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Grant. Embers is her first feature film.

April 28: Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens  (2015)
Documentary | 100 min.

Through the compelling personal stories of eight drag performers and their troupes, KQIB makes a complex subject approachable for mainstream audiences — inviting viewers into a conversation about the distinct and important differences between gender, sex, and sexuality. With an upbeat and inclusive tone, KQIB gives rare insight into an underground scene, answering questions and addressing misconceptions about gender and gender performance. The film highlights the diversity of human possibilities, and captures how a Midwestern city full of terrific performers tackles complexities of gender expression, personal identity, and human rights–all with humor, great music, big hair, and duct tape.

About the filmmaker…
KQIB is Gabrielle Burton’s documentary feature debut. Her narrative feature and short film credits include: Manna from Heaven, Temps, Just Friends, The Happiest Day of his Life, and Letting Go of God. She recently produced microdoc “ALS: Toward Finding a Cure,” directed episodes of OLD GUY, and she’s producing Half the History, a series of short videos in partnership with Tufts University. After Harvard, Radcliffe, and an Isobel Briggs scholarship to Berkeley, she won a Rotary Scholarship to study film in France. Burton is passionate about art and social change, and she’s heavily involved in political grassroots activism in Ohio. Burton was asked to give a TEDx Talk on gender expression and identity. She helmed the CAST commercial campaign to stop human trafficking and slavery with Julia Ormond.

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Date:
September 10, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
901 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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