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Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind - Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Event Category:
Movies
Start Date:
February 13, 2019
End Date:
February 13, 2019
Location:
The Hearn Stage
Time:
7:00 PM

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, February 13th for a screening of Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ StoryThis film is part of the 2018 – 2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with director John Whitehead will follow the screening.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. 

 
About the film:
 

 

Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story is a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three musicians from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th Century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010. The story of the band’s meteoric rise, from busking on the street to playing major festivals is punctuated and informed by the history of the banjo’s origins in Africa and the untold story of how blacks and whites collaborated to create the earliest forms of American popular music.

 

TRAILER 3.0 from Fretless Films on Vimeo.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors.  The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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