Mark your calendars for a screening of five documentary shorts by local filmmakers! Join us on Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 PM at Front Porch Improv!
Tickets are $10 for adults and students get in for $5. Cash or venmo will be accepted at the door.
Featured films represent filmmakers located in Savannah, Georgia and cover a variety of stories from a blind black water diver, Dreamers and crime investigations.
The screening will conclude with a brief Q&A with attending filmmakers.
American Dreaming by Matthew Hashiguchi
Undocumented immigrants strive to obtain a college degree in the state of Georgia, where they are barred from enrolling in its most selective colleges and universities.
Daniel & Nate by Lauren Cater, Produced by Abbey Hoekzema
Daniel’s a typical sarcastic teenager. He’s into football, Japanese wrestling and video games. But, for most of Daniel’s life he’s assisted his family as a caregiving youth, providing essential care for his younger brother Nate. Daniel is one of 3.4 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 that act as caregivers in their household to a family member.
Diving Through Darkness by Kyle Maddux-Lawrence
At 26 years old, Matt Jackson lost the majority of his vision, and in turn his connection to his young son. Through the advice of a man known as the Shark Tooth Fairy, Matt uses black river scuba diving to find not only shark’s teeth, but also his sense of self.
The Life of Bill Baggs by Patrick and Anne Longstreth
With keen intellect and sparkling wit, Bill Baggs seemed to be in the right place at the right time. From bombardier in World War II to reporter, then accidental diplomat, Baggs used his daily column as a bully pulpit for social justice and wielded his pen like a scalpel to reveal the truth. The Miami News earned three Pulitzer Prizes under his watch, and then in 1969, he left this world suddenly. Author Amy Paige Condon retraces his steps in the process of writing the first biography of this influential newspaper editor.
Storefront: Statesboro Blues by Drew Hunt
Retired ATF Agent Lou Valoze takes you behind the scenes of an undercover operation and the consequences that followed.