Self-Reliant Film on DVD

We are proud to offer three of our award-winning films to educational institutions and libraries on two DVDs, Southern Stories and For Memories’ Sake:


Taken together, the three films found on these two DVDs have screened at over 40 festivals and on five continents. Screening venues have included Sundance, the Museum of Modern Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Institute for Contemporary Art London, the Library of Congress, as well as PBS in the USA and several other TV networks internationally.


 

For synopses, reviews and trailers for each DVD, read below!

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Southern Stories: Two Short Films by Paul Harrill

Winner, Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking – Sundance Film Festival
Gina, An Actress, Age 29

Winner, Best Narrative Film – University Film & Video Association
Quick Feet, Soft Hands

Southern Stories contains two acclaimed films by filmmaker Paul Harrill.

In the Sundance award-winning Gina, An Actress, Age 29, a budding actress’s eagerness to take her first role gets her in over her head. The ITVS co-production Quick Feet, Soft Hands stars Greta Gerwig as the fiancee of a minor league ballplayer, whose slump threatens their hopes of making it to the big leagues.

Reviews:

Paul Harrill is one of America’s finest and most sensitive directors of actors. In Harrill’s two remarkable short films…we hold our breaths living along with the characters, surfing the shifting currents of changing thoughts and feelings second by second, heartbeat by heartbeat.

— Ray Carney, Film Critic and Author

[Gina, An Actress, Age 29 is] a low-rent miracle.

—Ryan Mottesheard, indieWIRE

[Quick Feet, Soft Hands is] a marvelous American film…beautifully acted.

—Dennis Grunes, Film Critic, dennisgrunes.com

DVD Special Features include: Audio Commentaries by filmmaker Paul Harrill; original screenplays to both films for classroom use; behind-the-scenes photos; and more!

DVD Specifications: Format: NTSC, Color/Stereo; Duration: 51 minutes (plus special features); Region: Worldwide; Aspect Ratio: 16:9; Rating: Suitable for ages 13+; UPC: 884501170192

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For Memories’ Sake: A Documentary by Ashley Maynor

Winner, Rosebud Award – Rosebud Film Festival

Winner, Best Documentary Film – University Film & Video Association

For Memories’ Sake investigates the life and work of Angela Singer, a Southern homemaker who has taken an average of a dozen photos a day for the last 35 years, compiling a mysterious and strange archive of over 150,000 photographs of her daily life.

Screenings include: the Library of Congress, Dallas Video Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, and Saving Private Reels (Cork, Ireland).Funded in part by by the Southern Humanities Media Fund.

Reviews:

Three Stars (out of Four) – Recommended!

Video Librarian Magazine

A moving generational portrait of life and love.

— James Parrish, James River Film Festival

A fascinating documentary.

—Harry Kollatz, Jr., Richmond Magazine

Maynor demonstrates an admirable mastery of the tools of documentary in a vivid and affectionate portrait…reminiscent of Alan Berliner’s Nobody’s Business.

— Dr. Bill Huie, professor, and former president,
University Film & Video Association

DVD Special Features include: Audio commentary by director Ashley Maynor, producer Paul Harrill, and the film’s subject, Angela Singer; audio commentary by Dr. David Wharton of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at Ole Miss; Educational study and discussion guides for high school and college use; slideshows of over 1000 photos from the film; and more!

DVD Specifications:: Format: NTSC, Color/Stereo; Duration: 29 minutes (plus over an hour of special features); Region: Worldwide; Aspect Ratio: 4:3; Rating: Suitable for ages 13+; UPC: 884501313469

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