Presbyterian College will participate in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers for the fifth year. The funding for the tour is provided by the College, as well as the Russell Program, a program that strives to examine the influence of media on American society. All screenings are free and open to the public.
Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film and the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Southern Circuit Tour is a program of Southern Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization that was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts.
PC will host six films during the 2016-2017 academic year. On September 15, PC will show “Art of the Prank,” a documentary about the emotional and humorious journey following the evolution of the great media hoaxer, Joey Skaggs.
“SHU-DE,” a film that incorporates a sensory blend of music and landscape and takes the viewer on a journey through the vastness of Tuva, located in the center of Asia in Siberia, and that of the human voice, will be shown on October 20.
On November 17, “Hotel Dallas,” a Romanian-American feature film that combines fiction and documentary to depict how the TV show “Dallas” becomes a huge hit and inspires a young woman to immigrate to America, will be shown on campus.
“Mango Dreams,” a drama adventure about how a Hindu doctor with dementia and a Muslim auto rickshaw driver form an unlikely friendship as they cross India in search of the doctor’s childhood home, will come to campus on February 9.
On March 16, the tour will bring “I Come From,” a documentary about the “Voices Inside” prison arts program, to campus.
Finally, PC will host “The Speed Sisters,” a film about the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East, on April 13.
“We are certainly privileged to be a host for the fifth year in a row for the Southern film circuit,” said Dr. Terry Barr, professor of English and coordinator for bringing the tour to campus. “These independent films are provocative and edgy and focus our campus on issues we all should be considering, like teen violence, gender identity, and which parts of our own region we should embrace or discard. The circuit helps provide a true liberal arts experience for our students.”
Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy opened in 2010, and is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit www.presby.edu.