Posts Tagged ‘Fresh Docs Series’

December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Staring Down Fate”

December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Staring Down Fate"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, the story of a red wolf biologist—diagnosed with ALS—as he searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring […]


November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Rodents of Unusual Size”

November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Rodents of Unusual Size"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, and Jeff Springer’s Rodents of Unusual Size, a story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of […]


September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story (working title), which explores the life of Alabama artist Lonnie Holley as he overcomes insurmountable odds to emerge as a critically-acclaimed musician and visual artist. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs […]


May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Carol Thomson’s Liberty Warehouse, which explores the history of an iconic tobacco auction warehouse in Durham, North Carolina. 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 […]


March 25: Fresh Docs Screens “Coal Ash Chronicles”

March 25: Fresh Docs Screens “Coal Ash Chronicles"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Rhiannon Fionn’s Coal Ash Chronicles, a compilation of experiences and viewpoints from all sides of the coal ash issue. The film will screen at CDS and is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) […]


February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism

February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Kenny Dalsheimer’s Peace In Our Pockets, which follows the inspirational Kenyan activists of Sisi ni Amani as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections. The film is presented as part of […]


January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Diana Newton’s The Ties That Bind, a deeply personal film that explores a family’s journey of adaptation to the filmmaker’s former brother, who came out as transgender more than 12 years ago. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; […]


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 […]


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. […]