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.

To the Bone

5m 45s

After two solo transcendental experiences in the Ozark National Forest near his home, a naturalist and bowhunter reflects on the Cycle of Life in the aftermath of an animal harvest.

Episodes

  • Madame Pipi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Madame Pipi

    S7 E5 - 26m 16s

    Madame Pipi follows the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid, and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity, and exceptionalism.

  • Florida Woman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Florida Woman

    S7 E4 - 21m 55s

    When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

  • Little Satchmo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Little Satchmo

    S7 E1 - 55m 46s

    Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long.

  • Quaranteened: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quaranteened

    S7 E3 - 56m 6s

    Quaranteened follows the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

  • Bury Me at Taylor Hollow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bury Me at Taylor Hollow

    S7 E2 - 56m 35s

    After spending 15 years working in the conventional funeral industry, a passionate mortician is paving uncharted territory to help create the first natural burial ground of its kind in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow recounts his personal journey from mortuary traditionalist to global-thinking environmentalist, as he seeks a better place for his community to lay to rest.

Extras + Features

  • Madame Pipi | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Madame Pipi | Preview

    S7 E5 - 50s

    Madame Pipi follows the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid, and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity, and exceptionalism.

  • Florida Woman | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Florida Woman | Preview

    S7 E4 - 52s

    When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

  • Quaranteened | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quaranteened | Preview

    S7 E3 - 43s

    Quaranteened follows the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

  • Bury Me at Taylor Hollow | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bury Me at Taylor Hollow | Preview

    S7 E2 - 56s

    After spending 15 years working in the conventional funeral industry, a passionate mortician is paving uncharted territory to help create the first natural burial ground of its kind in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow recounts his personal journey from mortuary traditionalist to global-thinking environmentalist, as he seeks a better place for his community to lay to rest.

  • Little Satchmo | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Little Satchmo | Preview

    S7 E1 - 30s

    Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long.

  • Season 7 | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Season 7 | Preview

    S7 - 1m 9s

    Season 7 is a study in survival and belief. With a formidable cast of unforgettable women (and one enlightened mortician), six new films offer audiences a look past the specter of our present. Difficult jobs, anxious families, and hardened communities shape their stories, but with an assured vision for a future of their own making, these Southerners offer a powerful argument for perseverance.

  • Broken Wings | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Broken Wings | Preview

    S7 E6 - 30s

    In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

Schedule

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    REEL SOUTH

    Unmarked

    Wednesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    Efforts to preserve the vast amounts of black gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing across Virginia.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Unmarked

    Thursday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    Efforts to preserve the vast amounts of black gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing across Virginia.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Unmarked

    Thursday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    Efforts to preserve the vast amounts of black gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing across Virginia.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Unmarked

    Friday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    Efforts to preserve the vast amounts of black gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing across Virginia.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Rap Squad

    Saturday
    Feb 4

    1 Hour

    An Arkansas community mobilizes around a ballot initiative for a new high school, led by high school writers and performers who seek healing and justice through hip-hop.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Rap Squad

    Sunday
    Feb 5

    1 Hour

    An Arkansas community mobilizes around a ballot initiative for a new high school, led by high school writers and performers who seek healing and justice through hip-hop.
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    REEL SOUTH

    You Asked for the Facts

    Thursday
    Feb 9

    1 Hour

    Student activists at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) defy the campus's speaker ban in 1966 by inviting Robert F. Kennedy.

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