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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects documentary filmmakers and their impactful work with audiences throughout the South.  
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.

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Proper Pronouns
FEB. 7, 2022  
AT 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lumina Theater TICKETS:
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One transgender minister’s journey toward acceptance and reclamation 

Proper Pronouns is a feature film that follows four transgender ministers fighting intolerance and discrimination in the Bible Belt, in particular, Dawn Flynn, as she seeks validation in the pulpit and reconciliation in her marriage, problems she did not face when she was Duane.

The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast


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My Name is Pauli Murray
FEB. 27 - MAR. 5, 2022
LOCATION: Online TICKETS:
FREE

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The story of an overlooked American hero 

Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. 

Co-sponsored by The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast


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The Neutral Ground
MARCH 3, 2022
AT 7:30 p.m.
Kenan Auditorium TICKETS:
$10/$5(Student)

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An investigation of America’s troubling attachment to confederate monuments 

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.  

Be sure to stay after the screening for a special Q&A session with the filmmakers! 


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Los Hermanos/The Brothers
MARCH 23, 2022  
AT 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lumina Theater TICKETS:
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An inspiring and musical reunion between brothers that speaks to the politics of borders 

Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live 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. 

Be sure to stay after the screening for a special Q&A session with the filmmakers! 


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Lily Topples the World
APRIL 21, 2022
AT 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Kenan Auditorium TICKETS:
FREE

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The uplifting and sensational story of a young domino artist 

LILY 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 3 years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, 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, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.  

Join us before the screening of Lily Topples the World for an interactive domino demonstration by Chris Wright. You've seen him on the FOX reality show, Domino Masters, America's Got Talent, Disney, Jimmy Falon, and more. Don't miss your chance to learn from a domino master and, even better, help him destroy is display after it's completed!

Be sure to stay after the screening for a special Q&A session with the filmmakers!