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Southern Voices: Mobile Museum of Art showcases Southern filmmakers

24 Jul 2017

written by Mailer-Daemon

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On August 10, 2017, Mobile Museum of Art presents “Southern Voices: A Filmmaker Showcase,” a program designed to create a conversation about the filmmaking process in the South.

The screening is curated by filmmaker April Dobbins whose work is featured in the current MMofA exhibition, Contemporary Alabama Photography, and will feature a number of short films by Southern filmmakers, concluding with a Q&A after the screening. These seven films have debuted at international festivals such as Cannes and Sundance and feature Southern themes. Films include:


  • Rabbit Hunt Directed by Patrick Bresnan – On the weekends during the harvest season, 17-year-old Chris and his family hunt rabbits in the sugarcane fields of the Florida Everglades.
  • Inhumation and The Stranger Directed by Adam Forrester – Two short experimental films.

  • Ballet Bus Directed by Isaac Mead-Long – Ballet Bus takes you into the lives of two young boys, Kimani and Kelvin, who were selected to be a part of Miami City Ballet’s “Ballet Bus” Program.
  • Macho Directed by Faren Humes – Macho follows the tenuous bond of an effeminate twelve-year-old and his conservative uncle after the killing of his transgender parent


  • The New Orleans Sazerac Directed by James Martin – Explore the evolution of the famous New Orleans Sazerac from the early 1800’s through modern day with historical experts, contemporary bartenders, and even the father of the cocktail himself: Antoine Peychaud.
  • What Everyone Was Doing Directed by Andrea Garcia Marquez – A confrontation between perspective and reality.


April Dobbins is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in Miami. She was recently named a 2017 Sundance Institute Knight Fellow. Her work has been published in Calyx Journal, Cimarron Review, Cura, GOOD, Marr’s Field Journal, Philadelphia City Paper, Redivider, Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, Thema, and Transition magazine – a publication of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard. She was one of 15 artists invited by renowned photographer Alec Soth to attend his inaugural Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers at his studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her films have screened at festivals across the country, and she is currently in production on her documentary feature, Alabamaland, which chronicles her family’s life and history in the rural South.


The screening begins at 6 p.m. in Larkin’s Auditorium. For more information, visit

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