It is our great pleasure to announce that EATING ALABAMA will be making its South Alabama premiere as the opening night film for the 2012 SoAL Film Fest. This year’s festival will take place November 2 – 4 in downtown Mobile, AL.
A story about why food matters.
In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters.
Eating Alabama Trailer from Moon Winx Films on Vimeo.
Eating Alabama made its world premiere at 2012 SXSW and has screened at Indie Grits and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival among others.
6/14 – THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY – “One for the Books” Summer Film Series
William Bradford Huie Centennial Screening of:
THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY
1964, 115min starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn
Adapted from Alabama author William Bradford Huie’s novel, THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY follows Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison (James Garner) as his luxurious life within the wartime military is challenged by an English war widow (Julie Andrews) and the impending D-Day invasion. This controversial classic was adapted for the screen by famed screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (NETWORK) and directed by Arthur Hiller (LOVE STORY).
Preceded by a special introduction written for the South Alabama Film Festival by the author’s widow, Martha Huie.
Join the South Alabama Film Festival in Bernheim Hall of the Ben May Main Library downtown on the second Tuesday of every month for our “One for the Books” Summer Film Series. Programming director and local filmmaker Gideon C. Kennedy introduces some of his favorite cinematic adaptations of literary works, showcasing forgotten film gems that hold up for modern audiences.
Showtime is 6pm, admission is free, and all audience members will receive coupons for sushi at Liquid Lounge, two blocks away at the corner of Washington and Dauphin, to encourage dinner and conversation after the film.
Bernheim Hall in the Ben May Main Public Library downtown
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
6/10 to 6/16 – HEY BOO: Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards, and in April the Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring Peck – depicted wearing glasses, as Finch.
Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel’s Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.
Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb, Richard Russo, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives.
Director Mary Murphy will do a Q&A and book signing after both shows Friday and all three shows on Saturday.
The Crescent Theater
Daily Showtimes: 6:00 & 8:30 PM
Sat & Sun Matinee: 2PM
Tickets for Friday and Saturday Screening can be pre-purchased here
6/10 – 2nd Mobile Bay Film Scramble Sign Up & Kickoff
For Filmmakers, Actors, Musicians, Technicians, Etc. that would like to participate in the June 2011 Mobile Bay Film Scramble: a 1-week short film challenge.
Rollins Deli 211 Dauphin Street (Across from Crescent Theater)
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Odds & Ends
6/10 – LoDa Artwalk – SoALFF Offices will be open from 6:00 PM to 9:00PM
6/15 – Early Bird Deadline for film submissions for 2011 SoAL Film Fest