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ETSU announces schedule of free film screenings

From Staff Reports

For more than a decade, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has presented spring films free of charge from the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

The tradition continues this semester.

“We are so excited to have this relationship,” said Shara Lange, an associate professor and program head for Radio/TV/Film at ETSU. “I encourage students, faculty, staff and the public to engage with these films.”

The spring lineup is as follows:

 Between Feb. 20-23, South Arts will stream online “My Name is Pauli Murray.” 

“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,” noted South Arts. 

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With a date and location still to be determined, “The Neutral Ground” will air at some point this spring.

“In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments,” said producers of the film. “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.”

Between March 13-16, South Arts will stream online “Los Hermanos/The Brothers.” 

“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,” according to South Arts. 

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At 7 p.m. on April 18 in the D.P. Culp Student Center Auditorium, “Lily Topples the World” will air. 

“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,” wrote producers in a promotion for the film.