Special Event: Best of Longleaf 2015–2016

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Join us at the Museum of History on Friday, October 7, for a free showcase featuring ten Longleaf Official Selection short films!

Be in Daniels Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. to see the ten films (listed below) from Year One and Year Two, narrative and documentary shorts from the 2015 and 2016 Longleaf Film Festivals.

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RSVP for the event and make a donation, OR purchase concession packages—we’ll have candy, sodas, popcorn, and beer from Clouds Brewing in Raleigh. Pick from three concession packages when you RSVP—all proceeds will support next May’s free-to-attend Longleaf Film Festival. A Q&A session with film directors will follow the screenings.

Best of Longleaf is one of the Museum of History’s First Fridays at the Museum events, which means—as always—the museum’s lobby-level exhibits and the Museum Shop are open until 9 p.m., and beer samples are available (while they last).

The following ten narrative and documentary shorts from the 2015 and 2016 Longleaf Film Festivals will be screened:
 
 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: 1-0
Saman Hosseinpuor
1-0 (2016 Official Selection; 1 min.)
A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Civil
Andrew Stacy Huggins
Civil (2016 Official Selection; 9 min.)
One fateful day in South Carolina, 1865: Five individuals’ lives will be changed forever. Click here for a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Clyde's Place
David Puckett
Clyde’s Place (2016 Official Selection; 17 min.)
Every Tuesday since 1974, Clyde Maness has opened the doors of the Maness Pottery and Music Barn for the public to enjoy southern cooking, live music, and a vibrant social scene. Click here to watch a trailer.


2015 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: First Metro
Hugo P. Thomas
First Metro (2015 Official Selection; 6 min.)
Damien recently became a hobo, and he is about to beg in the subway for the first time. But how to beg? Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Keepsake
Meredith Sause
Keepsake (2016 Official Selection; 17 min.)
After their mother dies, estranged sisters Misty and Julie return to their childhood home to clean out her house. Unfortunately for them, their mother was a hoarder. Click here to watch a trailer.


2015 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: KERS
Alexia Salingaros
KERS (2015 Official Selection; 5 min.)
Braving the general public’s critical eye, a female graffiti artist reveals her talents and takes us through the struggles she faces in her art form.


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Jon Bacon and Steven Neilson
Oh Crappy Day (2015 Official Selection; 18 min.)
On a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD tendencies on the down low. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Last Barn Dance
Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson
The Last Barn Dance (2016 Official Selection; 32 min.)
Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood, but he is most worried about losing a way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted barn dances for nearly 50 years. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Red Thunder
Alvaro Ron
The Red Thunder (2016 Official Selection; 7 min.)
Sarah, a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny, the boy she is in love with. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Wut
Sergi Marti
Wut (2016 Official Selection; 12 min.)
Wut is a courageous Rottweiler, trained to obey his master . . . a Nazi soldier assigned to occupied France during World War II. Click here to view a trailer.


 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival, May 14, 2016
2016 Museum Shop display, Longleaf Film Festival, 2016

Official T-shirts from the 2016 festival are still available. Phone the Museum Shop at 919-807-7835 to order yours.

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2016 Longleaf T-shirt; call 919-807-7835 to order

Longleaf 2016: Photo album

Two days of celebrating “Film, Fun, and Community!”—see for yourself, and plan to be a part of it next year . . .

 

All photos ⒸNorth Carolina Museum of History.

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#Free popcorn might be an initial draw, but a day of stories shown through independent film on three screens is the main attraction!

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Daniels Auditorium in the Museum of History is our largest screen and the setting for Saturday’s awards ceremony.

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A small group of “Longleafers” gathers outside Daniels Auditorium between film blocks, for concessions, directions—and some critiquing?

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Popcorn, candy, and soda. Oh, and films! Proceeds benefit the festival.

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Individuals associated with relevant films gather to answer questions from audience members during short discussion sessions that end each film block.

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Randy Lewis, The Last Barn Dance, responds during a Q&A/discussion session at the end of his film block.

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Longleaf Film Festival fans are happy film fans! Or so it would seem from a glance at this audience in the museum’s Daniels Auditorium—the main screening room for Longleaf Film Festival.

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Actor Eric Hartley (with beard), from Son of Clowns, and some friends wait for another film block to begin.

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Leah Welsh, one of many extraordinary volunteers for Longleaf, offers assistance with the BIG program.

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Robby Goodman, 1978 junior winner of the National Hollerin’ Contest in Spivey’s Corner (Sampson County), and Camille Hunt, registrar at the Museum of History, enjoy the Friday night reception for filmmakers.

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Jason Hutchens, Voices of the Lumbee, mingles at the filmmakers’ reception.

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Yearning to holler? Robby Goodman, The National Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner, and Camille Hunt, registrar at the Museum of History, are flanked by Longleaf workers Stephen Evans (left) and Cassandra Bennett (right).

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Museum staffer Cassandra Bennett introduces filmmaker and actor Estes Tarver, who led the festival’s free “Acting for the Director” workshop.

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Filmmaker and actor Estes Tarver asks if any directors in the room want to audition. They did not.

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Filmmaker/actor Estes Tarver shared how experiences acting on television and stage can benefit directors in their efforts during the festival’s free “Acting for the Director” workshop.

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Thomas Varnum (left), entertainment and intellectual property attorney with Brooks Pierce in Wilmington, and filmmaker Vernon Rudolph led “How to Get to Distribution”—the festival’s first-ever lunch-n-learn panel discussion for filmmakers.

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Vernon Rudolph (far right), one of two presenters in the “How to Get to Distribution” lunch-n-learn panel, is a filmmaker and director who knows the distribution process firsthand. He and attorney Thomas Varnum both contributed suggestions for helping producers and directors work through the entire filmmaking-to-distribution process.

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Many valuable lessons came out of the workshop and the lunch-n-learn panel—at least for one attendee.

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A crowd slowly gathers for the Longleaf Film Festival’s annual filmmakers’ reception.

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Film, Fun, and Community—the Friday evening reception allows filmmakers from across the state to share lessons, stories, dreams, and plans.

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An array of posters from Longleaf’s official selections provides suitable decor in the Museum of History’s Demonstration Gallery, site of the Friday afternoon filmmakers’ reception.

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A group of high school filmmakers enjoys the Friday night reception in the Museum of History lobby. The reception followed an afternoon of two film blocks in Daniels Auditorium.

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Bits and pieces of the museum’s Starring North Carolina! exhibit, which gave rise to the Longleaf Film Festival in 2014–2015, made appearances as props for the second annual celebration of film.

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Marsha Gordon (center), one of three Longleaf Film Festival judges, enjoys visiting with filmmakers who attended the private reception.

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Filmmaker and panelist Vernon Rudolph no doubt talked a lot of shop—even at the festival reception.

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Bob Celli, Figs for Italo, and the inimitable Charlie share a moment during the filmmakers’ reception!

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Dylan Crumpler (left), Silly Honest Kind, one of several high school filmmakers with entries in Longleaf 2016.

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Sally Bloom, co-organizer of the film festival, opens the awards ceremony with words of thanks to filmmakers, sponsors, and volunteers.

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Guy Gaster, director of the North Carolina Film Office, served as emcee for the Longleaf Film Festival awards ceremony.

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Guy Gaster, North Carolina Film Office, thanks filmmakers for participating in the Raleigh festival. “North Carolina still has a lot to offer,” he encouraged.

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Many people who worked on the 39 films that received Tar Heel Tie-In awards were present to receive their recognition at the Saturday night ceremony.

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Jim Haverkamp and Ellen Hemphill, It Had Wings, won the 2016 Best Drama, Narrative Short category.

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Evan Kidd, Son of Clowns, accepts the 2016 Best Comedy, Narrative Feature award.

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Anna Jones accepted the 2016 Best Historical, Documentary Feature award for Chairman Jones—An Improbable Leader.

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Michael Davis, Union Bound, received awards for 2016 Best Drama, Narrative Feature and 2016 Best Overall, Narrative Feature.

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Andrew Stay Huggins, Civil, won the 2016 Best Drama, Narrative Short category.

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Peace in Our Pockets received recognition as the 2016 Best Overall, Documentary Feature selection.

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David Puckett accepts the winning plaque for Clyde’s Place, 2016 Best Historical, Documentary Short.

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Ellen Hemphill and Jim Havercamp returned to the stage when It Had Wings received a second award: 2016 Made-in-NC Winner.

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After winning 2016 Best Overall, Documentary Short, The Last Barn Dance returned to the stage to be recognized as the 2016 Judges’ Choice Winner.

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With the final award passed out, festival co-organizer Sally Bloom sighs and declares, “THAT’s a WRAP!” Preparations for the 2017 Longleaf Film Festival won’t start for a few weeks!

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Did you remember to pick up your must-have 2016 souvenir T-shirt? If not, watch to purchase them online—or visit the Museum Shop in person!

 

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Year Two: 2016


Longleaf Film Festival at the NC Museum of History, 2016
In 2016, year two, Longleaf received 126 entries from 10 countries and screened 50 films on three screens at the museum. By accepting entries only through Film Freeway and launching Facebook and Instagram pages, the festival became part of the virtual community.

The afternoon of Friday, May 13, began with two film blocks in Daniels Auditorium, and the evening ended with an opening-night reception for filmmakers. Saturday, May 14, started with a morning workshop, Acting for the Director, that was led by producer/director/actor Estes Tarver. Following a morning film block, a lunch-n-learn panel discussion, Getting to Distribution featured filmmaker Vernon Rudolph and entertainment attorney Thomas Varnum. Three more film blocks completed the day.

Longleaf 2016 concluded with Guy Gaster, North Carolina Film Office, hosting the annual Longleaf awards ceremony. There, 39 films were recognized for having Tar Heel Tie-Ins and 17 other prizes were awarded.

During the free festival, more than 850 people attended. The following 50 films were screened:

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: 1-0
Saman Hosseinpuor
1-0
A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: A Mighty Fine Memory
Hannah Furgiuele
A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch
This film features master fiddler Roger Howell, 2015 recipient of the Brown-Hudson Folklore Award, which is presented by the North Carolina Folklore Society to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to traditional culture and folklife in the state.Produced by Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Atomic Retro Customs
Wei Ying and Geoff Groberg
Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
Matt Nowicki is a luthier in North Carolina who builds electric guitars that are famous for their retro designs and custom details. Click here for the website.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Believe
Cara Hagan
Believe
If you don’t believe in Santa Claus already, Believe will change your mind . . .


the independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer
Camden Watts
Brewconomy
Brewconomy, an independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer, explores the growth of craft beer in the state and the industry’s positive impacts on local agriculture, community, and economy. Click here for a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Cameron
Nadia Dean
Cameron
An epic adventure unfolds on the frontiers of North and South Carolina during the American Revolution. Click here for a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Chairman Jones
Anna R. Jones
Chairman Jones—An Improbable Leader
James Henry Jones was a self-educated farmer who emerged as a trailblazer during the 1969 school desegregation crisis in Northampton County. His leadership as North Carolina’s first black school board chairman introduced a new era in public education and had a marked effect on racial progress in the state. Click here for a trailer.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Civil
Andrew Stacy Huggins
Civil
One fateful day in South Carolina, 1865: Five individuals’ lives will be changed forever. Click here for a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Clyde's Place
David Puckett
Clyde’s Place
Every Tuesday since 1974, Clyde Maness has opened the doors of the Maness Pottery and Music Barn for the public to enjoy southern cooking, live music, and a vibrant social scene. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Cosmic Kiosk
Chip Hackler
Cosmic Kiosk
Trapped in his little booth, security guard Hank Goodman yearns for adventure and true love. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Daylight Come
Evan Vetter and Holly Border
Daylight Come
Following decades of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two American women struggle to help a group of Congolese women rebuild their lives amidst the scars of sexual violence and poverty. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Death Key
J. A. Steel
Death Key: Origins
The Mayans predicted the end of the world on December 21, 2012, so . . . why are we still here? Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Ellie
Morgana McKenzie
Ellie
Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Figs for Italio
Bob Celli
Figs for Italo
Based on a True Story, Figs For Italo is about a brother and sister in WWII Italy, and how past events can change everything and ripple into the present. Click here to watch a trailer.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Flightless
Brad Hinkle
Flightless: The Art of Mark Strucko
Strucko, a renowned contemporary wildfowl sculptor, travels from his home and workshop in Raleigh to the 45th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition—a competition sponsored by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Arts—in Ocean City, Maryland. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Frame Drop
Neil Soffer
Frame Drop
Ned, a meticulous young man, sets up his first apartment according to a strict plan. While applying the finishing touches, a phenomenon forces him to question his way of life.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Harker
Paul-Thomas Parnell
Harker: The Awakening
A popular high school senior encounters a crashed meteor and gets infected with a strange alien weapon, which makes him very sick but also gives him strange new abilities. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Hominid
Justin Suttles
Hominid
Two ambitious, young primatologists and their team of researchers receive funding for a trip into the depths of the Northern Cascades to find what they believe will be the truth behind the legend of Sasquatch. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: I only smile in pictures
Clayton Witmer
I Only Smile in Pictures
In a bleak, distant future, the monotony of one man’s life is broken when he finds what genuine happiness can be. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: In the Dark
David Spaltro
In the Dark
A skeptical grad student interviews a renowned paranormal specialist—for her thesis on the benefits of supernatural research in regards to modern psychology—then joins a field study trip to Brooklyn, where they visit a family home “besieged by evil spirits.” Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: It Had Wings
Ellen Hemphill and Jim Haverkamp
It Had Wings
A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly—and apparently wounded—fall into her backyard. Kindness becomes what might save us yet. Click here to watch a trailer.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: January
Nic Beery
January
A chance encounter on a train changed their lives forever. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Keepsake
Meredith Sause
Keepsake
After their mother dies, estranged sisters Misty and Julie return to their childhood home to clean out her house. Unfortunately for them, their mother was a hoarder. Click here to watch a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Knob Goblins
Christopher G. Moore
Knob Goblins
As part of his final psychotherapy treatment, a mental patient returns to the basement of his deserted childhood home so he can face his fears involving the death of his younger brother. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Le Couteau
Zoë Miller
Le Couteau
A woman gets ready for work . . .


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Ylet Mlo and Rose Gard
My Friends
The imagination and wonder of a little girl.

 


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: No Child
Rob Underhill
No Child
Growing up, and the power of growing together. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: One Day on Carver St
Azure Allen
One Day on Carver St.
In the Jim Crow south, a world where the lines between black and white were firmly drawn, Charlie’s Place was a rare pocket of diversity. Click here to view a trailer.


PeaceInOurPockets Updated
Kenny Dalsheimer
Peace in Our Pockets
The inspiring story of Kenyan activists using mobile phones, text messages, and grassroots organizing to build peace and defuse violence in the lead up to Kenya’s 2013 elections. Click here to view a trailer.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Permanent Press
Shaun Swift
Permanent Press
A demon terrorizes a small mountain community in the form of a possessed dryer—a brand new cycle of terror.


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Meghan Cowen
Pillow Talk
A comedy short about a teenage girl and her desperate search for a boyfriend.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Silly Honest Kind
Dylan Crumpler
Silly Honest Kind
A filmmaker shoots for perfection but instead discovers something greater.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Son of Clowns
Evan Kidd
Son of Clowns
When minor TV star Hudson Cash loses his show and returns home to live with his parents, he finds that adjusting to life back in North Carolina—where his family’s backyard circus is floundering—may be his most challenging role yet. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Terms and Conditions
Elizabeth Fletcher
Terms and Conditions
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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: TEST
Jay Lifton
TEST
A seemingly unremarkable man spends one day taking a bizarre test at a mysterious facility. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: That Deputy Sheriff Might Surprise You
Kim Best
That Deputy Sheriff Might Surprise You
Formidable even as a child and dubbed “the Shark” by her colleagues, Lucy Zastrow, the first woman deputy in the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, proved herself to be tough but fair.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Disappearing Church
Michael Raab
The Disappearing Church
Once the center of a thriving Ukrainian immigrant community, Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in rural St. Helena, North Carolina, has seen its congregation all but disappear.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner
Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf
The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner
The National Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner is full of history, characters, and sounds. This documentary short features the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin’ alive. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Land Still Speaks to Us
David Weintraub
The Land Still Speaks to Us
Elders in Henderson County share values from their lives on topics from farming and canning to making molasses and moonshine—like a window, a time machine into the soul of western North Carolina.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Last Barn Dance
Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson
The Last Barn Dance
Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood, but he is most worried about losing a way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted barn dances for nearly 50 years. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: The Red Thunder
Alvaro Ron
The Red Thunder
Sarah, a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny, the boy she is in love with. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: This Is My Home Now
Mariah Dunn Kramer
This Is My Home Now
Four youths from three Montagnard immigrant families, who have fled their homelands in Southeast Asia, work to forge a new future in North Carolina. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: To Die For
Clark Ivers
To Die For
In the aftermath of a catastrophic event, the last humans on Earth survive in an underground facility built by the USDEP, the Department of Extinction Prevention. Click here to view a trailer.

 

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2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Union Bound
Harvey Lowry and Michael Davis
Union Bound
This is the amazing, true story of Joseph Hoover, a Union soldier who was captured by the South, then was aided by slaves who helped him avoid recapture until he could make it back to Union-held territory. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Unverified UNC
Bradley Bethel
Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal
After a college writing tutor and some of his colleagues are falsely accused in a university athletics scandal, he grows determined to set the record straight. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Voices of the Lumbee
Jason Hutchens
Voices of the Lumbee
This documentary film raises awareness about ongoing struggles in the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, still suffering in the wake of decades of economic downturn in the state’s Coastal Plain region. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Voices Unlocked
Jonathan Newport
Voices Unlocked: A True Story
The younger brother of a teen with nonspeaking autism creates a short documentary to raise awareness of the unappreciated abilities of people with autism while also highlighting the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), a new form of therapy that is opening the world of autistics and changing perceptions about them at the same time. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Walker World
Paige Blankenship
Walker World
Meet Allen Walker, the eccentric creator of Walker World: a large playhouse of wonder built completely out of recycled and refined materials on the edge of North Carolina’s Cape Fear River in Castle Hayne.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: Wut
Sergi Marti
Wut
Wut is a courageous Rottweiler, trained to obey his master . . . a Nazi soldier assigned to occupied France during World War II. Click here to view a trailer.


2016 Longleaf Film Festival Official Selection: You Wouldn't Expect
Evan Kidd and Marilynn Barner Anselmi
You Wouldn’t Expect
Almost 7,600 individuals were forcibly sterilized by the North Carolina Eugenics Program between the 1930s and 1974. This is the story of one.

 

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