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 Spring 2022 starting in the month February. 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 Spring Season, all of which are virtual. 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.


February 6-9, 2022 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

Proper Pronouns is directed by Meg Daniels. 4-praying_sm

Proper Pronouns follows four transgender, ordained ministers in North Carolina who are battling narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and North Carolina natives. They are bravely preaching from a pulpit despite the danger they face not only as a transgender person living in the South but also as transgender ministers navigating their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being. 

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the Proper Pronouns film website for more information or to view the trailer.


February 20-23, 2022 - VIRTUAL SCREENING
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My Name is Pauli Murray is directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen.  

My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation - and consciousness - around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South - who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity - Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms.

You can register here to watch virtually.

View the My Name is Pauli Murray trailer

March 13-16, 2022 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

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Los Hermanos/The Brothers is co-directed and co-produced by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider.  

Los Hermanos/The Brothers is about virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers-violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo - living on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. 

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the Los Hermanos/The Brothers film website for more information or to view the trailer.


April 3-6, 2022 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*The Neutral Ground still 1

The Neutral Ground is directed by CJ Hunt. 

The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans' fight over monuments and America's troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council's vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. 

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the The Neutral Ground film website for more information or click here to view the trailer.


April 24-27, 2022 *VIRTUAL SCREENING*

Lily Topples the World is directed by Jeremy Workman. LilyTopplesTheWorld_LilyHevesh_Photographer_MonicaHudson

Lily Topples the World follows 20 year old sensation Lily Hevesh - the world's most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field - as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over three years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators, Lily Topples the World is a coming of age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and artistry can make dreams come true, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.

You can register here to watch virtually.

Visit the Lily Topples the World film 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.