Posts Tagged ‘Fresh Docs’

April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s A Sense of the Fitness of Things. (View trailer.) The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh Docs screenings […]


November 13: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “The Real Mayberry,” A Film About Andy Griffith’s Hometown

November 13: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “The Real Mayberry," A Film About Andy Griffith's Hometown

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Bill Hayes’s The Real Mayberry, a film about the past, present and future of Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates […]


October 30: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “After Coal,” Stories of New Beginnings in Kentucky and Wales

October 30: Fall Fresh Docs Continues With “After Coal,” Stories of New Beginnings in Kentucky and Wales

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Tom Hansell’s After Coal, about the new futures being built in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with […]


September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With “Raising Bertie,” Stories of Youth in Rural America

September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With "Raising Bertie," Stories of Youth in Rural America

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director/producer Margaret Byrne’s Raising Bertie, which makes the case that rural America does matter. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker(s) during which the audience […]


May 29: Fresh Docs Screening of “Truth Underground” at the Full Frame Theater

May 29: Fresh Docs Screening of "Truth Underground" at the Full Frame Theater

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of directors Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy’s Truth Underground, which follows “three young North Carolina spoken word poets transforming pain into art as they search for what Maya Angelou called ‘a brave and startling truth.’” The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Earthcaster,” April 24 at Full Frame Theater

Fresh Docs Screening of "Earthcaster," April 24 at Full Frame Theater

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of directors Georgann Eubanks and Donna Campbell’s Earthcaster as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker during which the audience provides valuable feedback. Earthcaster Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Chairman Jones”: February 27, Full Frame Theater

Fresh Docs Screening of "Chairman Jones": February 27, Full Frame Theater

[James H. Jones] meant just as much to this small community, to northeastern North Carolina, as Martin Luther King does to the South, as President Obama does to the world. —Willie Gilchrist, distinguished longtime school administrator, former university chancellor and member of the UNC Board of Governors The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present […]


Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of “Sacred Sound” on January 30

Fresh Docs Series: Free Screening of "Sacred Sound" on January 30

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of director Robin Arcus’s Sacred Sound as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Sacred Sound Friday, January […]


November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of “Undocumented and Unafraid”

November 14: Fresh Docs Screening of "Undocumented and Unafraid"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Charlie Thompson’s Undocumented and Unafraid as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. Undocumented and Unafraid Friday, November 14, 7 […]


Feature-in-Progress “180 Days: Hartsville” Continues Fresh Docs Series

Feature-in-Progress "180 Days: Hartsville" Continues Fresh Docs Series

On October 24, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of Jacquie Jones and Garland McLaurin’s 180 Days: Hartsville—the story of education reform efforts in a South Carolina town—as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the […]


Free Screening of “27 Months”: Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

Free Screening of "27 Months": Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

On September 26, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Ashley Tindall’s feature film on the experiences of three Peace Corps volunteers as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, […]


Free Fresh Docs Screening: “Overburden” Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

Free Fresh Docs Screening: "Overburden" Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

On July 25, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Chad Stevens’ coal country documentary, Overburden, as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates.  Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.Full Frame […]


Fresh Docs Double Screening of “The Last Barn Dance” and “Abandoned”

Fresh Docs Double Screening of "The Last Barn Dance" and "Abandoned"

On May 30, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present free screenings of two docs-in-progress as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features works-in-progress and recently completed films. Screenings are followed by a moderated conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates. Friday, May 30, 7 p.m. Full Frame Theater, Power Plant […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “The Passing Game,” April 18

Fresh Docs Screening of "The Passing Game," April 18

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are delighted to present a work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by filmmaker Phil Wall at the April installment of the Fresh Docs series; films in the series are free and open to the public. The Passing Game is Wall’s film on Fletcher Arritt, one of the greatest basketball […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Concerto for Two Brothers” on March 28 at CDS

Fresh Docs Screening of "Concerto for Two Brothers" on March 28 at CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by North Carolina filmmaker Cristina Cassidy at the March installment of the Fresh Docs series. Concerto for Two Brothers explores the difficult childhoods of two brothers and the parental urge to push gifted children to perfection. Both Christopher Rex, a cellist, and Charles […]


“The Searchers” Looks at JFK Assassination Investigators; Fresh Docs Screening on February 28

"The Searchers" Looks at JFK Assassination Investigators; Fresh Docs Screening on February 28

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a work-in-progress screening of The Searchers as part of the Fresh Docs film series. The locally-produced feature film by Randolph Benson is about a small number of U.S. citizens who, without recognition and in spite of frequent ridicule, have dedicated their lives to researching the assassination of President John F. Kennedy […]


Fresh Docs Screening of “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck,” January 24

Fresh Docs Screening of "Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck," January 24

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are excited to present a work-in-progress screening of a feature documentary by local filmmaker Olympia Stone at the January installment of the Fresh Docs series. Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck follows the career of a unique artist, exploring his life in the […]


Hillside High Marching Hornets Star in “One Band Indivisible”; Fresh Docs Screenings on November 30

Hillside High Marching Hornets Star in "One Band Indivisible"; Fresh Docs Screenings on November 30

Next up in the Fresh Docs film series is the Durham premiere of One Band Indivisible, about the famous marching band at Hillside, a historically African-American high school in Durham, North Carolina. Rhonda Klevansky’s film follows the musical paths of four Hillside students through hot summer band camps, early morning practices, auditions, half-time performances, and street parades—and the […]


New Season of Fresh Docs Kicks Off with “Ironing Board Sam’s Tenth,” October 25

New Season of Fresh Docs Kicks Off with "Ironing Board Sam's Tenth," October 25

This fall the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Southern Documentary Fund will co-present another season of the monthly Fresh Docs series, a showcase for documentary works-in-progress and recently completed films. Each screening is followed by a moderated discussion with the filmmaker, with audience feedback encouraged for works-in-progress and a focus on […]


Update: “A Chef’s Life” Documentary Food Series Set to Launch

Update: "A Chef's Life" Documentary Food Series Set to Launch

Last time we reported on local filmmaker Cynthia Hill’s latest project, a documentary food show, she was screening a few episodes at our Fresh Docs works-in-progress series, presented with the Southern Documentary Fund. Now, Cynthia and crew have shot and edited thirteen episodes of A Chef’s Life, which will premiere on PBS stations beginning in […]


Summertime Means Shorts! Fresh Docs Screenings on June 6, American Tobacco Campus

Summertime Means Shorts! Fresh Docs Screenings on June 6, American Tobacco Campus

Next up in the Fresh Docs film series, two short documentary films hot out of the editing suite: Judy Van Wyk’s Musings of an Iraqi Patriot and Rodrigo Dorfman’s Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me. Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund. […]


Fresh Docs Screening Features TV Series “Chef and the Farmer,” February 22

Fresh Docs Screening Features TV Series "Chef and the Farmer," February 22

Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished documentaries as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. Next up in the series is Chef and the Farmer (working title), an authentically southern TV series still in production. […]


Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress “Bringing It Home”

Fresh Docs Film Screening Features Work-in-Progress "Bringing It Home"

Fresh Docs is a works-in-progress film series presented by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and the Southern Documentary Fund. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished films as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. Next up in the series is Bringing It Home, codirected by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both CDS Certificate in Documentary Arts graduates. The filmmakers […]


Fresh Docs Film Series Relaunches With “Landscapes of the Heart,” Friday, September 14

Fresh Docs Film Series Relaunches With "Landscapes of the Heart," Friday, September 14

The Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund is re-launching the works-in-progress series Fresh Docs, featuring documentaries straight out of the editing suite. The idea is to watch these not-quite-finished films as a community, and then give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. First up will be Sharon Swanson and Rebecca Cerese’s latest film, Landscapes of the Heart, a […]