There are three screenings this week of films by Wake Forest University graduate students enrolled in the Documentary Film Program.
The first two are “works in progress” screenings as the final touches are put on Unconditional and Musickland before their respective festival roll-outs. The third film, The Possum Drop, is in the midst of a successful festival run.
Each film is accomplished and well worth watching.
On Tuesday, November 5, Unconditional will screen at 7:00 p.m. at Wake Forest University’s Byrum Welcome Center (https://www.facebook.com/UnconditionalDocumentaryFilm). This moving film tells the story of two families to explain how NC’s second parent adoption laws are unfair to same sex couples. Immediately following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the film’s characters, including Sharon Thompson (a Family Law Attorney and an expert on the issue), the filmmakers, and Christopher Brook (Legal Director ACLU NC).
On Thursday, November 7, see Musickland at 7:30 p.m. at Krankies Coffee (211 E 3rd St. in Winston-Salem). This intriguing film profiles a musician from the band Southern Bitch who left music on the verge of possible stardom to become a pig farmer. No, really. When you see the film, you’ll understand why he made this choice and why his interest in music has become renewed (https://www.facebook.com/events/477286649037283/).
Check out The Possum Drop on Friday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m., (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Possum-Drop/555753111124731). The film is a hilarious (and I do mean hilarious) look at the small town tradition of dropping a possum on New Year’s Eve instead of a ball like in NYC. See what happens when PETA challenges the practice.