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Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Next screening: March 27th; Some Beasts


Cinematheque Series

Experience Essential Cinema

Tropic Cinema’s Cinematheque Series specializes in historically important, experimental, avant-garde, and Art House films. It is part of the Tropic Cinema’s commitment to support independent cinema and the filmmakers who create it. We seek to bring you the best, smartest and most creative independent films every week.


4 Nights for Justice

Exploring the intersection of government policy, weapons and the ramifications of their use.

“Social justice is about the fair and just relationship between individuals and society. We’re going to look at the ‘society’ part of this in a very particular sense, that as it relates to the role of government. The theme of this year’s series is a sobering one. We seek to explore the intersection of government policy, weapons and the ramifications of their use. We will look at the human cost from four different angles.



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April 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers - Hunky Dory follows Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time, after his ex-girlfriend disappears.

March 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers - One of the Southern Circuit's Series films, Some Beasts is about Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, working in an insular farming community in Appalachia who seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in the community and the discovery of a feral child living on the lam, Sal must reconcile his place in a world that lives outside of the law.-

March 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen - Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American impressionism.-

June 20, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.

April 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen - Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

April 11, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Art & Architecture Series - The unveiled treasures in the year of the Extraordinary Jubilee. The Papal Basilicas of Rome seen as never before: St. Peter's, St. John in the Lateran, St Mary Major, St Paul Outside the Walls and the works of art enshrined within them. A film tour shot from previously unseen points of view with the latest-generation 3D and 4K technology.

April 27, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Concert Film Series - In a little over 100 minutes in front of a home town crowd, Elvis Costello, performer and songwriter extraordinaire takes you on a musical journey through his vast songbook. It’s a show like no other, set in a 1960s style living room with an oversized television broadcasting never-seen-before family photographs and portraits of his personal heroes from Gloria Grahame to Arthur Askey.

March 27, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Series: The Film Forum will be led by Shirrel Rhoades, local film critic and publisher, and will focus on the screenwriting Williams did for the Hollywood film industry spanning two decades from 1950 to 1970.

April 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

March 29, 2017 - 6:00 pm

“National Bird is an investigative political documentary that explores the complex issue of drone warfare from a human perspective.

April 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Police departments all over the U.S. have become highly militarized with significant access to military-grade weapons and equipment. Has this exacerbated socio-economic tensions? Are the measures being used commensurate with the problems that the police are trying to mitigate? Is the public being put unnecessarily at risk?

April 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School — the small New England town is learning how to cope in the wake of a tragic mass killing of 20 children and 6 staff at the hands of a disturbed young gunman.

April 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide.

April 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm

“A formidable vocal feast”, Verdi’s historically-based tale of illicit love, conspiracy and betrayal unfolds in a surrealistic, shadowy setting...

April 9, 2017 - 1:30 pm

La Traviata is a 1983 Italian film written, designed, and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. It is based on the 1853 opera of the same name with music by Giuseppe Verdi...

April 23, 2017 - 1:30 pm

A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

March 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Three best friends endure heartbreak, humiliation & hangovers to find a date to the wedding of a lifetime.

April 20, 2017 - 8:30 am

This film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests and expert insights revealing the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.

March 26, 2017 - 1:30 pm

To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, La Scala presents a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro...


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