Film Series

The Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films to date and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 100 communities across the Southern United States. Bailey Hall is proud to be a screening partner this year and will be presenting six independent films over the season – each with a post-show Q&A with the filmmaker.

Who Will Write Our History

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY takes you back to November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalist... Read More

Monday April 27, 2020

Little Miss Westie

LITTLE MISS WESTIE follows the life of two siblings: Luca McCarthy (a 14-year-old transgender boy) and his little sister Ren (an 11-year-old transgend... Read More

Monday April 20, 2020

You Gave Me A Song

YOU GAVE ME A SONG offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preservi... Read More

Monday April 13, 2020

Life Without Basketball

LIFE WITHOUT BASKETBALL takes us inside the world of Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir. As a record-breaking high school star and college athlete, her life as a ba... Read More

Monday April 6, 2020

Picture Character

The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for "picture character") is a global phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey comple... Read More

Thursday March 26, 2020

Bill Traylor, Chasing Ghosts

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is a feature documentary film exploring the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biogra... Read More

Thursday February 20, 2020

The Short History of the Long Road

Teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter) grew up on the open road with her beloved father Clint (Steven Ogg) - two nomads against the world. The pair crisscro... Read More

Thursday November 7, 2019

Leave The Bus Through The Broken Window

In Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window, what starts as a traditional documentary about the Hong Kong art world becomes an intimate and wryly comed... Read More

Thursday October 17, 2019

Gay Chorus Deep South

Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance... Read More

Thursday September 19, 2019

Cradle of Champions


Thursday April 25, 2019

United Skates

When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an un... Read More

Thursday March 21, 2019

93 Queen

93QUEEN follows Rachel "Ruchie" Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the "boys club" in her Hasidic co... Read More

Thursday February 7, 2019

Inventing Tomorrow

Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats, found ... Read More

Thursday November 15, 2018

Armed with Faith

Armed With Faith follows the men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit (KPK BDU) to the front lines of the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban... Read More

Thursday October 18, 2018

Dark Money

Dark money contributions - made possible by the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling - flood American elections, but Montana is showing Washing... Read More

Thursday September 13, 2018

Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America seen through the mind's eye of writer, farmer, ... Read More

Thursday April 12, 2018

Purple Dreams

Purple Dreams is an extraordinary arts education story following high school students on a three-year journey of transformation. Struggling with homel... Read More

Thursday March 15, 2018


Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving adoptive family, but also a uniquely powe... Read More

Thursday February 15, 2018

Pushing Dead

Danny Glover and James Roday star in this comedy about a struggling writer who has been HIV-positive for over 20 years. After depositing a $100 birthd... Read More

Thursday January 18, 2018

Romeo is Bleeding

Donté Clark is a young poet who transcends the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, California, a... Read More

Thursday November 2, 2017

Score: A Film Music Documentary

What makes a score unforgettable? Taking a peek at how composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history, SCORE: A Film Music Documentary ... Read More

Thursday October 19, 2017

Hunky Dory

Opening Night Celebration for the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to lo... Read More

Thursday April 20, 2017

Some Beasts

Working in an insular farming community in Appalachia, Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in... Read More

Thursday March 30, 2017

Shake 'Em On Down

Shake 'Em On Down is a one-hour documentary film which aims to tell the story of Fred McDowell, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled... Read More

Thursday February 16, 2017

Donald Cried

Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left working class Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker. Fifteen years late... Read More

Saturday January 28, 2017


NUTS! is a feature length documentary about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat t... Read More

Thursday November 10, 2016

Agents of Change

From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student unio... Read More

Thursday September 8, 2016