FLOAT- Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Winning a championship is everything in popular professional sports, as it often brings athletes fortune and fame. However, the sport at the heart of Float isn’t exactly pro, nor is it well-known. This intriguing documentary, with its stunning cinematography, chronicles the small but dedicated scene of competitive model aviation. While the modern world is obsessed with attention and speed, these devoted, unknown challengers like to take things slow. Patience is their true talent, coupled with unwavering passion. After all, they don’t make a dime competing, but instead deplete their savings to buy supplies. Call it obsession, but there’s something refreshing about their thankless allegiance to the sport. They spend countless hours designing and constructing their complex planes (F1Ds, to be more technical), which could easily pass for art.
Q & A with Filmmaker and Director, Phil Kibbe, after the screening
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. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.