Four Online Films in April
Southern Circuit, Martin School offer online 'virtual screenings' on Mondays in April
The South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, sponsored by Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at ETSU, will present free online virtual screenings of four films from the series’ “Purple Circuit.” One film will be screened online each Monday in April at 7:30 p.m. EDT/6:30 CDT, and each will be followed by a real-time online conversation with the filmmaker or filmmakers.
Life Without Basketball
Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. EDT/6:30 CDT
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing a hijab. When a controversial ruling ends her chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as a Muslim American. The documentary explores the complex world of being Muslim in America and Muslim traditions at odds with professional women’s basketball.
Filmmakers at the virtual online Q&A will be directors Tim O’Donnell and Jon Mercer.
You must register first to get the screening link: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_u6SWHLcbTmuUTtM98BIEjQ
You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard
Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT
An intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows 84-year-old Gerrard over several years, weaving together vérité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, book project work and performances with archival photos, rare field recordings and animation.
Filmmakers at the virtual online Q&A will be director Kenny Dalsheimer and producer
Ashley Melzer, both from Durham, N.C.
You must register first to get the screening link: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_ecwtbDzfT9ac-OjZ2iIBoQ
Little Miss Westie
Monday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT
This documentary follows a year in the lives of siblings Luca and Ren as they navigate the struggles of school, puberty and gender transitioning – and the Lil Miss Westie Pageant, a local rite of passage in the small town of West Haven, Conn. Eleven-year-old Ren is busy preparing for the competition, as the first out transgender girl to compete in the pageant.
You must register first to get the screening link: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_uvlYTsHvTLyU1cFJJ16foQ
Who Will Write Our History
Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT
Days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back – with pen and paper. Produced by Nancy Spielberg, sister of Steven Spielberg, “Who Will Write Our History” mixes the writings of the "Oyneg Shabes" document archive with new interviews, footage and dramatizations to transport viewers inside the Ghetto and the lives of these resistance fighters.
You must register first to get the screening link: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_9xLHYIZ7QbaMRO4Pj26mDw
For more information on the 2019-2020 series, visit the Southern Circuit web site: https://www.southarts.org/touring-arts/southern-circuit/2019-20-southern-circuit-tour-schedule/