Fresh Docs screening – Friday, February 24, 2017

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of John Whitehead’s film Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story, a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, black fiddler, Joe Thompson (1919—2012)…. Read more »

The Loving Story: Screening & Discussion – tickets available*

*Note: Tickets to the screening and discussion are still available here ($10 suggested donation)Tickets to the reception are SOLD OUT.   Southern Documentary Fund is proud to present: The Loving Story Produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland JamesCourtesy of Icarus Films THE LOVING STORY is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening – January 27, 2017

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Shaena Mallett’s Farmsteaders.  The film follows Nick Nolan, an Appalachian prodigal son working against the odds to resurrect the family farm, his wife Celeste, and their young family as they fight to keep this homeland from “drying up and blowing away,” something that has happened… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening – December 2, 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, about a red wolf biologist who is diagnosed with ALS, and searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening September 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s  Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story.  The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh… Read more »

SDF’s Annual Spring Brunch and Showcase

Celebrate Southern Documentaries and help supportSDF at our annual Spring Brunch and Showcase!  Join us on Sunday, June 12, 2016 for a champagne brunch at Mateo Bar de Tapas.  Enjoy a fantastic Spanish-inspired feast prepared by James Beard Award finalist Matt Kelly, and meet filmmakers and members of the SDF documentary community who work to bring powerful southern stories to local, national, and… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening May 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in April 2016

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s, A Sense of the Fitness of Things, a film that confronts the mystery and pain of impermanence in death. The film will screen at CDS and is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation… Read more »

So Much SDF at Cucalorus

SDF is seriously representing at the 21st Annual Cucalorus Film Festival this week! Don’t miss a chance to see both SDF works-in-progress and completed films at one of our favorite festivals just down the road in Wilmington. Thursday, November 12th Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (4:00 PM) work-in-progress Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (4:15 PM) … Read more »