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Independent Film Series comes to the BPAC

By Amber Kincaid | February 18, 2022 | Press Release

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The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects documentary filmmakers and their impactful work with audiences throughout the South. The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is proud to be one of 24 participating Southern communities and the only Mississippi Screening Partner for the 2022 Spring Southern Circuit Tour!

From March through April, the BPAC will present three films free of charge to the community. Along with a screening of the film, the filmmakers are made available to the local community for workshops and discussions. The filmmakers also conduct a Q&A with audiences immediately following the film screening to discuss the film, their subject, and their work.

Screenings began March 9 with Los Hermanos/ The Brothers.  A feature documentary about virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers – violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo – living on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/ The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

In April offerings continue with Lilly Topples the World, on April 13. Lilly Topples the World follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh – the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field – as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over three years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators, Lily Topples the World is a coming-of-age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and artistry can make dreams come true.

The Southern Circuit Spring Tour concludes with The Neutral Ground on April 25. The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org/southerncircuit

All films will be screened at 7:00 p.m. in the evening followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.bolognapac.com or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.

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