Southern Circuit Film Series

Hapeville Hosts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!Southern Circuit 20-21 Laurel - Black

The City of Hapeville proudly presents the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The 2021-2022 Series Screenings will continue in Fall 2021 starting in the month September. Each film is promptly followed by a pre-recorded conversation with the filmmaker. Free admission and/or access to each film screening!

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, film dates and screening options may change. There are five (5) films this Fall Season, with three (3) of the films having an in-person option. All hosted events will adhere to the current social distancing guidelines put forth by the Georgia Dept. of Public Health. Please visit this page regularly for ongoing updates and information. We will do our best to keep you informed of all screening changes. As always, we appreciate your interest in the 2021-2022 South Arts Film Series!

Please visit the Southern Circuit Website for additional information on the grant series. 

The views and content expressed in the films of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers do not represent the views of The City of Hapeville. Some films are for mature audiences and are subject to viewer discretion.

September 12-15, 2021 *VIRTUAL SCREENING + IN PERSON SCREENING*
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Stateless is directed and produced by Michele Stephenson. 

Stateless follows a young attorney as she starts a grassroot campaign that challenges electoral corruption and advocates for social justice after the Dominican Republic's Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929.  

In person screening will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Academy Theatre at 599 N. Central Avenue. If you choose to watch virtually, please register here.

Visit the Stateless website for more information or to view the trailer. 


September 26-29, 2021 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

At the Ready is directed and produced my Maisie Crow.  at the ready thumbnail

At the Ready takes place in El Paso, Texas, on of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School, in El Paso, train to become police officers and Board Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the At the Ready movie website for more information or to view the trailer.

October 10-13, 2021 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

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Not Going Quietly is directed by Nicholas Bruckman and produced by Amanda Roddy. 

Not Going Quietly is the story of a young father's chance to meet a powerful senator on an airplane. Their filmed exchange goes viral and sparks one of the most powerful political movements in a generation.  

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the Not Going Quietly website for more information or to view the trailer.


October 24-27, 2021 *VIRTUAL SCREENING + IN PERSON SCREENING*and so i stayed thumbnail

And So I Stayed is co-directed by Daniel A. Nelson and Natalie Pattilo.

And So I Stayed is a documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending yearas behind bars. This is the story of how the legal system gets domestic violence wrong. This film is made for and by survivors. 

In person screening will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the Academy Theatre at 599 N. Central Avenue. If you choose to watch virtually, please register here.

Visit the And So I Stayed movie website for more information or to view the trailer.


November 7-10, 2021 *VIRTUAL SCREENING + IN PERSON SCREENING*

Duty Free is directed by Sian-Pierre Regis. duty free thumbnail

Duty Free is about a 75-year old immigrant mother who gets fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper. Her son takes her on a bucket list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but that of an entire generation. 

In person screening will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Academy Theatre at 599 N. Central Avenue. If you choose to watch virtually, please register here.

Visit the Duty Free movie website for more information or to view the trailer.



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The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part from South Arts in a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.