2014 SoAL Film Fest Lineup


Sons of Liberty Poster

Sons of Liberty
Director: Drew Hall
Run Time: 94 min
Venue: Bernheim Hall, Ben May Public Library
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 11:30AM
A special operations unit races to find and prevent the construction of a devastating micro nuclear device created by a group of radical mercenaries whose political beliefs blur the line between terrorist and revolutionary.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonsofLibertyMovie
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2546764/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqCk8_VZf7M

Mobile in Black and White Poster

Mobile in Black and White
Director: Robert Gray
Run Time: 92 min
Venue: Centre for Living Arts
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 1PM
Mobile in Black and White takes a hard look at the ways racism continues to pervade the structures and institutions of a supposedly post-racial world. Expertly blending the insights and experiences of local residences and leading experts, this documentary is a powerful, thought-provoking catalyst for constructive community conversations on race.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobileInBlackAndWhite
Official Site: http://mobileinblackandwhite.org/
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3211968/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/80008949

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The Road to Livingston
Director: Erik Mauck
Run Time: 86 min
Venue: Centre for Living Arts
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 3PM
Delia Meyer’s brother, Louis, was convicted of triple murder in 1999 and is currently on death row in Livingston. Since his incarceration, Delia has fought for his innocence, while also taking up the larger issue of the death penalty. Her story is one of sacrifice and loyalty as she continues to support her brother and the many others she meets along the road to Livingston.
Official site: https://www.facebook.com/TheRoadToLivingston
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3184414/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ3btlP0E48

Shorts Block
Run Time: 60 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 1 PM
Shackled (Directed by Courtney Hagans and Will Phillips)
Dirty(Directed by Fred Rabbath)
The Bags, Probably 1971 (Directed by Joshua Yates)
Chondriac (Directed by Austin Hermann)
Housesitter(Directed by Rex New)
Midnight Chicken (Directed by Joseph Brennan)

Last Stop, Flamingo Poster

Last Stop, Flamingo
Director: Georg Koszulinkski
Run Time: 57 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 2:30 PM
The third installment of Georg Koszulinski’s Florida trilogy, Last Stop, Flamingo explores early visions of Florida. Imagined landscapes give way to mythological creatures in a reflection on the many ways in which Florida’s landscapes have been irreversibly shaped by human desires.
Official site: http://www.substreamfilms.com/about/filmography.html
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3071522/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r5Kueuy0c8

Homespun Shorts Promotional Image

Homespun Series
Director: David McMahon
Run Time: 60 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 4 PM
Executive Producer Brantly Watts & Art Director Francis Matia Styons will be in attendance
Created by AKA Blondie creators Jon Watts & Brantly Watts, Homespun is a curated series of short documentary films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. The series features local filmmakers who highlight the characters and neighborhoods that give Atlanta its distinctive culture.
Official site: http://www.homespunseries.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homespunseries
Tumblr:: http://homespunseries.tumblr.com/

Stomping Grounds Poster

Stomping Ground
Director: Dan Riesser
Run Time: 80 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 5:30 PM
Ben & Annie are a young couple on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown. After meeting a charming old friend, they embark on an impromptu ‘Bigfoot hunt’ that threatens both their relationship and their lives.
Official site: http://www.irrationalfilms.com/stompingground/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StompGroundFilm
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2517298/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oweRuWVoaJA

Thou Wast Mild _ Lovely Poster

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Director: Josephine Decker
Run Time: 94 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 7:30 PM
When Akin arrives at the farm, he finds his job. This is what he expected to find. When Sarah opens her legs, she finds someone watching. This is what she expected to find. When Jeremiah opens his mouth, frightening things come out of it. This has come to be expected. But what happens by the creek next to the cow. This was not expected. Thou Wast Mild and Lovely is a highly intimate and subtly erotic thriller inspired by John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and featuring love, death, guns, goats, a farmer, his grown daughter and the secrets they no longer succeed in keeping.
Official site: http://thouwastmildandlovely.squarespace.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MildAndLovely
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481276/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/85917369
Highlighted Press: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/pay-attention-to-josephine-decker

Skanks Poster

Director: David McMahon
Run Time: 85 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at 9:30 PM
Subjec t of the film Juan Carlos Batlle will be in attendance.
In the winter of 2012 a community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounted an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” “Skanks” follows the actors and creators from rehearsal through performance, at their homes, and with their families. The cast of amateur performers bond to form a family of sorts while creating an unconventional show in religion and football-obessed Alabama.
Official site: http://skanksthedocumentary.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skanks-The-Documentary/540311206003767
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3139700/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/67225654

The Visitor Poster

The Visitor
Director: Giulio Paradisi (as Michael J. Paradise)
Run Time: 108 min
Venue: Crescent Theater
Showtime: Sat, 9/13 at Midnight
In this unforgettable assault on reality legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston e) stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA.
Official site: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-visitor
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080100/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/thevisitor/77999098

SoAL/SouthSounds Southern Music Video Block
Cary Laine – ‘Waves and Sand’ – filmmaker: Ted Benjamin Williams
Eric Lee – ‘Heart to Heart’ – filmmaker: Alan Moore/Johnnie Sprinkle Films
Eterniti – ‘Memory Lane’ – filmmkaker: Sharonda Harris
Matthew Bates – ‘Alabama Nights’ – filmmaker: Vernon Reed
Mindcage – ‘The Human Race’ – filmmaker: Jason Thomsen/Kinematic Entertainment
The Breton Sound – ‘Standing on the Edge of the World’ – filmmaker: Evan Pesses
The Electro-Lights – ‘Watch Your Back’ – filmmaker: Ted Benjamin Williams
The Glass Jars – ‘Dirty’ – filmmaker: Jeremy Tidmore
The Honorable South – ‘Saint Charles Parish’ – filmmaker: Adam Gambrel
Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun – ‘Walls’ – filmmaker: Jeff Worley