February 14 begins the first spring screening of “Liyana” as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Clayton Center for the Arts is excited to part of this Tour.
Southern Circuit, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers, coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their new work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. This season’s screening partners include organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
“Through the Southern Circuit, we are reshaping the relationship between films, filmmakers, and audiences,” said Teresa Hollingsworth, senior program director with South Arts. “Our Screening Partners are developing thriving audiences who support independent films, and filmmakers have the opportunity to interact with audiences in each community at receptions, Q&As, and workshops.”
“The Southern Circuit is about creating a deeper, more conversational approach to film,” continued Hollingsworth. “Instead of catching a documentary in your living room, audiences get to meet the filmmaker and discuss the creative process.”
Films screened this spring will be:
- February 14, 2018: Liyana with filmmakers Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp
- March 14, 2018: Quest with filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski
- April 18, 2018: 78/52 with filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe
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.