¡Fiesta! Quinceañera

¡Fiesta! Quinceañera

Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there's always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist host their own quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

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Sustained Outrage

The story of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning local newspaper in West Virginia fighting for survival. LOCAL ANGLES: local news, news sustainability, Pulitzer, opioid crisis, West Virginia-cinematographer, NYC-based director/editor, woman director.

  • 2020-08-16T16:00:00-07:00
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Outspoken

LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power of a small town queer community.

  • 2020-08-16T16:30:00-07:00
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First Lady of the Revolution

Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. This film portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.

  • 2020-08-23T16:00:00-07:00
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Seadrift

In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American history and explores its consequences that continue to reverberate today. LOCAL ANGLE: Vietnamese, refugee theme, civil rights, gulf coast, San Antonio (close to Seadrift), Houston (close to Seadrift), racism, UT Austin filmmaker, Taiwanese filmmaker, CAAM funded film, ITVS funded film, Firelight fellow filmmaker, racial reconciliation.

  • 2020-08-30T16:00:00-07:00
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You Gave Me A Song

At 84, folk music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past. LOCAL ANGLES: NC / Durham based director and film subject, folk music, trailblazing women, Ohio, Pennsylvania, DC, NC regions referenced in film.

  • 2020-09-06T16:00:00-07:00
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Gip

In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry 'Gip' Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip's Place, the last juke joint in Alabama, was raided and ordered to shut down. Gip follows the battle to keep the blues alive.

Filmed and Directed by: Patrick Sheehan.

  • 2020-09-07T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-07T17:00:00-07:00
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