Southern Circuit Series

Showcasing the best in new independent film.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. As a longtime Screening Partner, the Tropic works collaboratively with South Arts to find exciting new programming; provide our audiences with the opportunity to meet filmmakers and learn about the art of filmmaking; and encourage community engagement using film as a conduit for discussions about social and community issues. 

Here’s what’s on tap for the Fall 2021 season at the Tropic; watch for more details on filmmaker appearances to come!

Stateless
September 12-15
The new film from Michele Stephenson, the critically acclaimed filmmaker of “American Promise,” looks at the complex politics of immigration and race in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, using a combination of magical realism and hidden camera techniques.

Not Going Quietly
October 10-13
An intimate, inspiring look at activist and loving father Ady Barkan, diagnosed with ALS at age 32 and who, in spite of declining physical abilities, embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform.

And So I Stayed
October 24-27
“And So I Stayed” is a new documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. This is the story of how the legal system gets domestic violence wrong. 

Duty Free
November 1-10
After a 75 year-old mother gets fired from her job, her son (director Sian-Pierre Regis) takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the betrayals plaguing her past and the economic insecurity soon to shape not only her future, but that of an entire generation.

About South Arts
South Arts advances Southern vitality through the arts. The nonprofit regional arts organization was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to support the success of artists and arts providers in the South, address the needs of Southern communities through impactful arts-based programs, and celebrate the excellence, innovation, value and power of the arts of the South. For more information, visit www.southarts.org.