Hapeville is hosting the 2022-2023 series of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Screenings began in September and continue through April.
The next film featured is Outta the Muck, directed and produced by Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak, showing Nov. 19.
The film’s description says, “Outta the Muck is about family, football, and history come to life in an intimate portrait of the Dean family, longtime residents of the historic town of Pahokee, Florida. We take a journey back home, with filmmaker Ira McKinley, to the land of sugarcane, as he reconnects with his niece Bridget and nephew Alvin and explores their shared family history that spans seven generations. Told through stories that transcend space and time, Outta the Muck presents a community, and a family, that resists despair with love, remaining fiercely self-determined, while forging its own unique narrative of Black achievement.”
All hosted events will adhere to the current social distancing guidelines put forth by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The films will be screened at Christ Church & Carriage House located at Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, 680 South Central Ave, Hapeville. Reception will take place at 6 p.m. and the in-person screening will take place at 7.
Visit www.southarts.org/touring-arts/southern-circuit/regularly for ongoing updates, information and to view trailers. Some films are for mature audiences and are subject to viewer discretion.
The first showing of 2023 will be Feb. 17 with “Home From School,” directed and produced by Geoff O'Gara and co-produced by Sophie Barksdale.
Home From School’s description says, “’Kill the Indian in him, and save the man’ was the guiding principle of the U.S. government-run Indian Boarding School program starting in the late 19th Century. Through brutal assimilation tactics tens of thousands of Native children were sent off to boarding schools around the country that left the Native population scarred. See this era up close through the flagship boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follow the modern story of the Northern Arapaho seeking healing and fight to bring home the children that died at the school over 100 years ago.”
Mama Bears, directed by Daresha Kyi, will be shown March 17 and Hazing, directed by Byron Hurt, will be shown April 14.