Southern Film Festival
The VCU Southern Film Festival was founded in 2010 to explore how the distinctiveness of the South has been portrayed onscreen. The festival brings together films and those involved in their making with constructive commentary.
Location: Virginia Historical Society.
Children Under 18 free
Adults Free for VCU faculty, staff, and students with valid VCU ID
Sept. 7th, 6:30-9:00pm
Do Not Resist (2016, 72 minutes) begins on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri (2016 Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary). This screening is part of the “Created Equal” film and discussion series that focuses on themes related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice in American history.
Sept. 9th, 3:00-5:30pm, 6:00-7:30pm
Loving (2016, 2 hours 3 minutes) tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
An Outrage (2016, 34 minutes) examines lynching in the American South. This short documentary was directed, edited, and produced by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, co-directors of Field Studio. Hannah grew up in Charlottesville and attended William and Mary. Lance also grew up in the Commonwealth.