Three Independent Films Slated for the Spring

Three Independent Films Slated for the Spring

Denise Devaney ’20

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers continues with three more films this spring.

“These films are being recognized nationally and even internationally,” said English professor Dr. Terry Barr, who coordinates the Southern Circuit Film Series for PC. “We often get to see them before anyone else, except at larger film festivals, does.”

This semester, Southern Circuit Films will show The Infiltrators, Light from Light and Little Miss Westie. All of these films will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in Neville Hall’s Kuhne Auditorium. The filmmakers will be in attendance to introduce the films and answer questions from the audience.

The Infiltrators
Darren Dean, Director
Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Kuhne Auditorium

This docu-thriller follows the true story of Marco and Viri who get arrested by Border patrol and are intentionally put in a detention center. Marco and Viri, members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, hope to stop deportations with their presence and actions in the detention center.

Marco and Viri attempt to reverse a “prison break,” but things get out of hand. The infiltrators tell their story through scripted re-enactments in this multiple award-winning film.

Light from Light
Paul Harill, Director
Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m.
Kuhne Auditorium

Sheila is a single mom who works as a paranormal investigator as a second job outside of a car-rental service counter. Richard who was widowed, contacts Sheila after hearing her on the local radio program. Richard believes his recently deceased wife could be wandering his farmhouse that resides in East Tennessee. Sheila agrees to help, bringing his son Owen and his classmate Lucy along hoping to understand the mystery that is Richard’s farmhouse.

This film is Harill’s second feature film. He has had movies listed as New York Times Critics’ Pick and Top 25 Best First Features in IndieWire’s 2015 Year-End Critics’ Poll.

Little Miss Westie
Joy E. Reed, Director
Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Kuhne Auditorium

This film follows siblings Luca McCarthy, a transgender boy, and Ren, a transgender girl. Luca had participated in their little West Haven town’s Lil’ Miss Westie beauty pageant before transitioning and now uses his experience to help Ren compete. The film documents their lives for a year as they struggle through school, puberty, and transitioning during the Trump Era.

Director Joy E. Reed has over a decade of experience in documentaries and has been on multiple creative teams for films featured at Sundance, including Buck, and How to Dance in Ohio. She is also the principal of Oh, MY! Productions® and has broadcasted works on PBS, HBO, and other festivals worldwide.

What’s Happening on Campus

PC is among 24 colleges, universities and arts organizations participating in the Southern Circuit Tour. Check out Events for more about the films and other arts and music events on campus this year.