October 19 – 21

92 MIN

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New Drawl: Portraits of Today’s South

 

Invisible Hands
USA | 2019 | 8 Min
DIR: Yulian Martinez-Escobar

WORLD PREMIERE

An intimate film documenting a group of Mexican seasonal laborers in rural South Carolina.

 

Departing Gesture
USA | 2019 | 11 Min
DIR: Brian Bolster, Jonathan Napolitano

A funeral director in the heart of the South confronts an environment of societal shame and ignorance to ensure a dignified finality to those fallen from the disease of HIV.

 

Oklahoma is Black
USA | 2019 | 4 Min
DIR: Melinda James, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Co-Director)

A portrait of Black life on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City.

 

To Be Queen
USA | 2019 | 17 Min
Dir: Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert

In Luling, the “toughest town in Texas”, two Latina high school girls compete to be the next Watermelon Thump Queen.

 

Little Saluda USA
USA | 2019 | 13 Min
DIR: Lillian Burke, Amada Torruella

WORLD PREMIERE

In Saluda, SC, established Latino immigrants and generations of Black and White residents coexist in isolation.

 

Migration
USA | 2018 | 5 MIN
DIR: Syd Horn, Olivia Perillo

What is home? Is it a physical place or is it a place we carry with us anywhere we land? The wisdom of three astounding migrating women guide us to arrive at universal truths.

 

Tutwiler
USA | 2019 | 34 Min
DIR: Elaine McMillion Sheldon

A unique portrait of motherhood: women who give birth while incarcerated at one of America’s most notorious prisons struggle to stay connected with their children on the outside.

 

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