Indie Films

REEL SOUTH

The people, culture, landscape and history of the South both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, Reel South reveals the South's proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.

RUBIO

7m 26s

RUBIO is a San Antonio-based Chicano artist. When he was caught in a drive-by shooting, the near-death experience inspired his ongoing use of art as a means of sharing folklore, remembering friends, and celebrating the lives of the Westside community.

Episodes

  • Wiley's Last Resort: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wiley's Last Resort

    S8 E805 - 17m 18s

    With coal mining destroying the mountains that he loves, Jim Webb establishes Wiley’s Last Resort, a place for local activists, musicians, artists, and dreamers to celebrate Appalachian culture and help fight back against strip mining.

  • Jared Dawson is the Church of Lavonia Elberton: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jared Dawson is the Church of Lavonia Elberton

    S8 E805 - 14m 26s

    After Jared Dawson’s family forced him out of his childhood home because of their staunch religious convictions, he discovered his alter ego as a radical drag performer. As “Lavonia Elberton,” Jared navigates a new sense of belonging and family within the LGBTQIA+ community of Atlanta.

  • Ten by Ten: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ten by Ten

    S8 E804 - 30m 26s

    After living in Asia for over a decade and longing for a taste of home, Jessica opens a Tennessee-style diner out of her home in Jeju, South Korea. But after appearing on one of the country’s most popular television programs, she and her husband Dongseop must adjust to the shock of newfound TV fame, the crowds of curious new customers it brings, and the growing uncertainty of a global pandemic.

  • The Space Between You & Me: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Space Between You & Me

    S8 E804 - 24m 4s

    A Korean-American filmmaker from Alabama explores the complexities of international adoption through the stories of her birth mother and another adoptee in New York. ‘The Space Between You and Me’ is an effort to reclaim a stolen identity while searching for belonging between the worlds of the Jewish South, the Korean-American diaspora, and a fraught legacy of Korean adoption programs.

  • 8 Days at Ware: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    8 Days at Ware

    S8 E803 - 27m 32s

    Suicides at a juvenile detention center in Louisiana raise troubling questions about the facility and the agencies tasked with overseeing it. Thirteen-year-old Solan Peterson had only been at Ware Youth Center for eight days when he took his life while in isolation. ‘8 Days at Ware’ examines Solan’s last days – exposing the system that failed him and a legacy of abuse going back decades.

  • Love Without Parole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Love Without Parole

    S8 E803 - 27m 9s

    In a notorious Alabama prison, Michael falls deeply in love and matrimony follows. But when serving a life sentence, without parole, keeping his relationship alive proves too difficult. When Michael is miraculously released after 36 years, can he find a way to rehabilitate his marriage, too?

  • Stay Here Awhile: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stay Here Awhile

    S8 E802 - 56m 15s

    A Tennessee folklorist, a fifth-generation Carolina farmer, a Mississippi river guide, and a former professional football player journey through loss and healing in this poetic ode to the power of landscape. A film shot during the COVID-19 Pandemic, ‘Stay Here Awhile’ invites us to linger in the space we find at the end of things.

  • Quilted Education: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quilted Education

    S8 E805 - 9m 51s

    In a time when books are banned and discussions around race are curtailed, Karen Hinton Robinson takes on the responsibility of teaching Black history beyond the institution. In this mother-daughter interview, the historian and skilled quilter explains how her craft is used to supplement education by creating quilts that document the important figures of Black history, missing in Texas schools.

  • Disrupted Borders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Disrupted Borders

    S8 E805 - 19m 5s

    This is a coming-of-age story about two best friends living on the US-Mexico border in a scarred landscape of racial tensions, family wounds, and lack of opportunities as they embark on their extraordinary journeys in 3D innovation and artistic creativity to heal themselves, their families, and their community.

Extras + Features

  • Frankie Visits the Texas Capitol: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Frankie Visits the Texas Capitol

    S8 E806 - 2m 56s

    Trans Lobby Day is here for the state of Texas and Frankie Gonzalez-Wolfe, a trans woman running for San Antonio city council, shares what she as a trans woman took from her experience there as a politician.

  • A Run for More | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Run for More | Official Trailer

    S8 E806 - 30s

    Growing up, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe learned to be a fighter but never imagined having a chance to make history as the first openly elected transgender official in Texas. Unfolding amidst an onslaught of legal attacks against the trans community, ‘A Run for More’ immerses viewers in Frankie’s journey as she finds her voice, questions her relationship with the community, and tries to win an election.

  • The Space Between You & Me | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Space Between You & Me | Official Trailer

    S8 E804 - 1m 5s

    A Korean-American filmmaker from Alabama explores the complexities of international adoption through the stories of her birth mother and another adoptee in New York. ‘The Space Between You and Me’ is an effort to reclaim a stolen identity while searching for belonging between the worlds of the Jewish South, the Korean-American diaspora, and a fraught legacy of Korean adoption programs.

  • Ten by Ten | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ten by Ten | Official Trailer

    S8 E804 - 1m 5s

    After living in Asia for over a decade and longing for a taste of home, Jessica opens a Tennessee-style diner out of her home in Jeju, South Korea. But after appearing on one of the country’s most popular television programs, she and her husband Dongseop must adjust to the shock of newfound TV fame, the crowds of curious new customers it brings, and the growing uncertainty of a global pandemic.

  • 8 Days at Ware | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    8 Days at Ware | Official Trailer

    S8 E803 - 45s

    Suicides at a juvenile detention center in Louisiana raise troubling questions about the facility and the agencies tasked with overseeing it. Thirteen-year-old Solan Peterson had only been at Ware Youth Center for eight days when he took his life while in isolation. ‘8 Days at Ware’ examines Solan’s last days – exposing the system that failed him and a legacy of abuse going back decades.

  • Former Ware detention facility employee speaks out: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Former Ware detention facility employee speaks out

    S8 E803 - 2m 41s

    Former Ware supervisor Eleanor Morgan and former detainee Gabryell Hardy speak out about the conditions other juvenile detainees were put under during their respective times at Ware Youth Center.

  • Love Without Parole | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Love Without Parole | Official Trailer

    S8 E803 - 45s

    In a notorious Alabama prison, Michael falls deeply in love and matrimony follows. But when serving a life sentence, without parole, keeping his relationship alive proves too difficult. When Michael is miraculously released after 36 years, can he find a way to rehabilitate his marriage, too?

  • Writer Latria Graham Reads an Emotional Farewell: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Writer Latria Graham Reads an Emotional Farewell

    S8 E802 - 2m 38s

    “A Dream Uprooted” is an article written by Latria Graham about the struggle of losing her family farm. Here, she tells the story and reflects on this loss and her connection to the land she will no longer call hers.

  • Stay Here Awhile | Official Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stay Here Awhile | Official Preview

    S8 E802 - 30s

    A Tennessee folklorist, a fifth-generation Carolina farmer, a Mississippi river guide, and a former professional football player journey through loss and healing in this poetic ode to the power of landscape. A film shot during the COVID-19 Pandemic, ‘Stay Here Awhile’ invites us to linger in the space we find at the end of things.

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