Socks on Fire

When the matriarch of a large Southern family passed without a written will, Bo McGuire returns home to Hokes Bluff, Alabama, to document the mounting standoff. A poet composes a cinematic love letter to his Grandmother as his homophobic aunt and drag queen uncle wage war over her estate in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. Director | …

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence

Not enough people remember Lillian Smith. She was one of the first white southern authors to crusade against the evils of segregation. Her novel “Strange Fruit” (1944) explored an interracial relationship in a small southern town. Her book “Killers of the Dream” (1949) explored the roots of white privilege and later became a handbook for …

You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

At 84, old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past. YOU GAVE ME A SONG offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several …

Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals, the city, community, and state have a vastly different way of looking at these two festivals, creating a divide among …

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a full-length documentary about a seminal moment in American history. In 1936, 18 African-American Olympians defy Jim Crow segregation and Nazi racism and sail to Berlin to compete in the Olympic Games. History remembers the accomplishments of only one of them. This is the story of the other 17. The …

Elizabeth King/ Body of Work

Elizabeth King puzzles over with an acute sensitivity to both life, and the life-like. She has created her own genre at the intersection of the classical and automata.  An accomplished artist with an eye for the intimate meaning of gesture, King obsessively manipulates her materials to produce pieces that both approximate and challenge the viewer. Newly …

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck is an intimate portrait of an elusive genius. David Beck is an artist who combines sculpture, painting, textiles, and mechanics on a minute level creating animals, people, and scenes that are humorous and profound. His art is awe-inspiring–and yet he is largely unknown. This film will …

Always in Season

ALWAYS IN SEASON explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, on August …