This fall, the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to the Halsey to highlight works from award-winning filmmakers. Held in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for Fine Arts, Southern Circuit sets itself apart by promoting independent films while interacting with audience members in post-film discussions.
The first of six films, scheduled for Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., is Age of Champions, a documentary following five athletes as they compete for gold at the National Senior Olympics. Then on Oct. 25, A Matter of Taste: Serving up Paul Liebrandt is an Emmy-nominated film that examines the life and work of the extremely gifted and motivated chef, Paul Liebrandt. Drivers Wanted (Nov. 15) places the audience in the passenger seat as it drives them around New York City, recounting the trials and tribulations of a taxi driver.
Going into the new year, Trust: A Second Act in Young Lives (Feb. 28) follows the young members of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project as they transform the traumatic true story of an 18-year-old immigrant into their own original play. The Misadventures of the Dunderheads (March 28) is the story of a mountain-bred family in Montana that takes its audience on a hilarious cross-country trip after an accident forces them to flee, despite having no idea of where they are going nor how to get there. Wrapping up the series, Heart of Stone (April 25) chronicles the history of Weequahic High School from its height as an academically distinguished institution in the 1960s, to its decline into a violent, gang-infested warzone.
Find out more at fye.cofc.edu/Events/filmseries.php.