We are pleased to announce the Folk School will be a 2021-22 Screening Partner for South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!
South Arts is a regional organization that supports southern artists, arts organizations, and communities. We’ll be a Screening Partner for the Southern Circuit, a series of film screenings and programming that connects US-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the south to share their work, discuss their process, and engage with audiences about issues impacting their community. To learn more about the other ways South Arts give back to artists, including their grants and fellowships, programs, conferences, and more, visit their website.
This fall, we’ll be hosting five virtual film screenings that allow our community to connect through thematic workshops, Q&As with filmmakers, and more. All screenings will be at 7:00 p.m. and free to viewers.
If you can’t make it to a live film screening or want to watch at your own pace, don’t worry. Films are available to watch up to four days after their screen date through Eventive, so you won’t miss out on viewing.
Screening: Not Going Quietly
Join us in watching Not Going Quietly (2021) on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Q&A with filmmakers on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his newborn son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation with Senator Jeff Flake goes viral, Ady decides to embark on a cross-country tour of America, using his final breaths to fight for healthcare justice. Ultimately, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers a source of hope for the future that transforms his relationship with his son and his belief in what is possible for his family.
To learn more about the film and register for these events, visit our blog.