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Screen/Society--2014 Ethics Films Series--"deepsouth" w/ dir. Lisa Biagiotti

Film Screening: "deepsouth" (Lisa Biagiotti, 2012, 72 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD).// Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive in 'deepsouth,' a documentary about the new American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Josh, a college student, seeks the support of an underground gay family hours away from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica and Tammy try to unite reluctant participants at their annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana. Kathie, an Alabama activist, spends 120 days a year on the road fighting a bureaucracy that continues to ignore the South.-- Discussion to follow w/ Lisa Biagotti (film's director -- About the 2014 Ethics Film Series: "The past isn't dead; it isn't even past," William Faulkner once famously quipped. This year's Ethics Film Series turns an eye inward, straddling the historical and contemporary to examine the space and place we inhabit every day: the American South. // View trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJpiyzpBV0Y

Start Date
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Start Time
7:00 pm
Location
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater