Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Porter Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium, WFU
Unconditional, co-directed by Rhonda Chan Soo, Kelly McKenna and Hanna Teachey, explores how second-parent adoption laws in North Carolina harm children and parents in same-sex families. A second-parent adoption, for an unmarried couple, allows a “second parent” to adopt their partner’s biological or adoptive child without the legal parent losing their parental rights. The film follows two North Carolina families as they navigate the legal system and fight to obtain legal parental-child bonds.
Watch as these families persevere against a legal system that fails to protect them.
Thursday, November 7
211 E. Third Street
Adam Musick was a rising rock n’ roll musician in Athens, Georgia but in 2006 he disappeared from the scene and started hog farming. The 24/7 grind on the farm has taken him away from his musical passion. MUSICKLAND, co-directed by Cameron Bargerstock & Jacob Rosdail, explores Adam’s two worlds, why he left music, and what it will take to get it back.
The festivities will begin at 7:30 with food and beer. The film screening will start at 8:30. A Q & A with directors will follow the screening.
The Possum Drop
Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m
Annenberg Auditorium, Carswell Hall, WFU
For 18 years Clay Logan has brought thousands of people to Brasstown, N.C. to witness the ringing in of the New Year with the annual possum drop. It is an annual tradition that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants to end. The Possum Drop, directed by Mindy Keeley, follows Clay’s effort to fight PETA and keep Brasstown’s New Year’s Eve tradition alive. A whimsical documentary that reveals the age-old tale of outsider influence on a community but with a curious twist, The Possum Drop will leave the viewer rooting for the underdog.
Mugabe and the White African
Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m
Library Auditorium (404), ZSR Library
Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. This film follows Campbell, his son-in-law Ben Freeth, and their family as they challenge Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean government before the Southern African Development Community tribunal for racial discrimination and human rights violations. This film is an intimate account of one family’s astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, in a fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.
The screening is co-sponsored by the Schools of Business and The Documentary Film Program.
Living in the Overlap
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Brendle Recital Hall
DFP faculty member Cindy Hill and former co-director Mary Dalton will present a “Sneak Preview” of their film Living in the Overlap to the Wake Forest community. Living in the Overlap tells the story of Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin who have been together for over 45 years and hope to get legally married in the state of North Carolina before their 50th anniversary. The film examines their relationship and their role in fighting Amendment One, a measure defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.
A Q & A with Lennie and Pearl will follow the film.
From the Back of the Line
Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Annenberg Auditorium, Carswell Hall
This film explores the impact of current legislation and immigration policies on the families of undocumented immigrants living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through interviews and exploration, the film documents the struggles of individuals caught in low-priority deportation procedures, parents raising mixed status families, high school and college-age students who have lived in the United States since childhood and other situations current legislation passes over. From the Back of the Line seeks to give a voice and face to the people falling through the gaps of proposed immigration reforms in order that we might craft a better American landscape through diversity and a greater depth of understanding.
A Q&A with the filmmakers and featured guests will follow the film. The screening is co-sponsored by the Documentary Film Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Political Science Department, American Ethnic Studies Program, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.