Fresh Docs Screening in November

SDF and the Center for Documentary Studies are pleased to present a free screening of director Bill Hayes’s The Real Mayberry, a film about the past, present and future of Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 106: BENDING STICKS

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 25th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 25th at 9p on ETV-HD Bending Sticks celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 105: COUNTER HISTORIES ROCK HILL

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 18th at 9:30p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 18th at 9:30p on ETV-HD In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites only lunch counter changed the course… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 104: CAN’T STOP THE WATER

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 18th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 18th at 9p on ETV-HD Can’t Stop the Water tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away.

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 103: COTTON ROAD

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 11th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 11th at 9p on ETV-HD Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. Cotton Road follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 102: TOMMY!

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9:30p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 4th at 9p on ETV-HD Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching portrait of Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 101: THE LAST BARN DANCE

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Jan 28th at 9p on ETV-HD Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy… Read more »

Fresh Docs Screening in October

Join us October 30th at 7pm for our Fresh Docs screening of After Coal. The film profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.  Click here for more information on the film.  Click here for tickets.   

By Sidney Lumet Screens Stateside

On the heels of their successful world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last Spring, SDF sponsored documentary By Sidney Lumet will have its North American premiere Oct 11 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film will also screen at the Austin Film Festival later this Fall.

Huge congrats to the entire Lumet team.

Find. Film. Win. The Hunt is back Saturday, Oct 24th

Last year SDF organized the first ever video scavenger hunt in downtown Durham. Forty teams fanned out over downtown, solving clues and making short videos. Celebrity judges judged, copious prizes were awarded, and the hilarious winning videos screened at the rocking afterparty. And now The Hunt is back for a second year in a row…. Read more »