The Clifton Center is pleased to have been chosen as a screening site for the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a program that brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States. The tour takes the audience away from their televisions and computers to connect them with independent filmmakers, transforming watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one.

The full schedule of free screenings in the series is as follows: Click on the film title for more information.

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Fall and Winter” by Matt Anderson

Ecological and technological crises threaten to implode our civilization. Find answers in this stunningly photographed psycho-spiritual survival guide for the 21st century.

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Mommy, I’m A Bastard!” by Max Barbakow

A young filmmaker considers the three families linked by his adoption, weaving threads of Hollywood, Cherokee chieftains, Reaganomics, Jews, WASPs, and misunderstanding.

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Out of Print” by Vivienne Roumani-Denn

This film draws us into the world of words to highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word — and changing us.

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David” by Joel Fendelman

The remarkable story of one 11-year-old boy who innocently manages to break down interfaith barriers. It is a story of faith, friendship and family and the challenges of being different in America.

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Barzan” by Alex Stonehill and Bradley Hutchinson

Barzan is a portrait of a suburban family ripped apart by a terrorism accusation. This investigative documentary examines terrorism, immigration, and the sacrifices we make to protect the American dream.

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The Winding Stream” by Beth Harrington

A music history documentary-in-progress that tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carter and the Cash families. The film traces the ebb and flow of their influence and the efforts of present-day family to keep this legacy alive.


The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.