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.

Disrupted Borders

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.

Episodes

  • Jasper Mall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jasper Mall

    S6 E7 - 55m 46s

    A dying shopping mall outside of Birmingham, Alabama, its patrons, and its tenants embody the diversity and tenderness of Americana culture in a changing South. Directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb.

  • That's Wild: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    That's Wild

    S6 E4 - 55m 45s

    When Atlanta teens Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, they face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia. Directed by Michiel Thomas.

  • Muni: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Muni

    S6 E1 - 26m 5s

    A jovial love letter to the game of golf, told by the Black golfers who, despite segregation and racist systems, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course in Asheville, North Carolina. Narrated by popular singer and golfer Darius Rucker. Directed by Paul Bonesteel

Extras + Features

  • Shift Break at Jasper Mall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shift Break at Jasper Mall

    S6 E7 - 1m 27s

    Take your shift break with these Jasper Mall workers and discuss hard truths and big hopes in this small town.

  • Jasper Mall Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jasper Mall Preview

    S6 E7 - 30s

    A dying shopping mall outside of Birmingham, Alabama, its patrons, and its tenants embody the diversity and tenderness of Americana culture in a changing South. Directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb.

  • Rap Squad Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rap Squad Preview

    S6 E6 - 30s

    An Arkansas community mobilizes around a divisive ballot initiative for a new high school, led by a group of high school writers and performers who seek healing for themselves and justice for their community through hip hop.

  • The Passing On Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Passing On Preview

    S6 E5 - 30s

    Renowned African American embalmer, James Bryant, puts his faith in a new generation to continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio, Texas. But his young intern, Clarence Pierre, is conflicted about his commitment due to the judgment he receives as a queer, Christian man.

  • Embalming is His Calling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Embalming is His Calling

    S6 E5 - 1m 11s

    A career as an embalmer was and is his life's calling. Go inside the mind of a world-renowned embalmer whose business is supporting the grieving.

  • Equine Love in San Antonio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Equine Love in San Antonio

    S6 E5 - 1m 35s

    How does a Vietnam veteran recover from trauma and addiction? This San Antonio embalmer deals with more death than most, and he knows the importance of grieving and processing.

  • That's Wild Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    That's Wild Preview

    S6 E4 - 30s

    When Atlanta teens Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, they face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia.

  • Wilderness 101: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wilderness 101

    S6 E4 - 1m 8s

    Elk, Marmots and Snow: Welcome to Colorado wilderness 101, for first timers from Atlanta it's a whole new world.

  • Traversing the Mountainside: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Traversing the Mountainside

    S6 E4 - 1m 16s

    Familiarity with snow would have helped these teens traverse a snow-packed mountain side in the Rocky Mountains.

Schedule

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    REEL SOUTH

    Fiesta Quinceanera

    Saturday
    Oct 23

    1 Hour

    Three Latina girls and an LGBTQ activist celebrate their quinceanera, a Hispanic tradition of marking a girl's 15th birthday.
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    Gimme a Faith

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Saturday
    Oct 30

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
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    Santuario

    Tuesday
    Nov 2

    30 Minutes

    A Guatemalan grandmother threatened with deportation finds sanctuary in a small church community in Greensboro, N.C.
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    Lumpkin, GA

    Tuesday
    Nov 2

    30 Minutes

    In a Georgia town, an undocumented immigrant ponders his future as he faces deportation, while a private immigration prison generates millions in revenue.

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