this limited edition movie party box is only available for a short time. For only $50, you will have everything you need to host an a/perture style movie night at home!
Enjoy candy & other goodies, gourmet popcorn recipes created by staff, house party movie trivia, discount codes to local businesses (Buie’s Market, Bingo Bango Soda, Swipeby, Dashing Trappings, Radar Brewing, and more!)
Included in the box is your very own copy (disc and digital) of Southern Stories, a curated collection of short films from filmmakers who we have hosted in the past at a/perture and who generously donated their short to be a part of this special collection.
6 shorts included, total program is 88 minutes.
Camilla, Keep Your Word
Directed by Holland Gallagher
The film is a Hurricane Katrina evacuation love story directed by filmmaker Holland Randolph Gallagher, who created the Durham-based series “Hype.” The new short features cinematography by Bruce Francis Cole, whose recent film “Farewell Amor” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was produced by Taylor Sharp, director and producer of “Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters.” “The thing that brought me to North Carolina originally was Hurricane Katrina and it felt important to commemorate the event by releasing the film on its 15-year anniversary,” Randolph Gallagher said. “Camilla deals with the specific type of heartbreak related to not being able to be around the ones you care for the most in the most dire circumstance; an emotion that is strangely timely.”
Sound & Sole
Directed by Cara Hagan
Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. He is the only professionally working, African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history.
Little Saluda, U.S.A.
Directed by Amada Torruella & Lillian Burke
In Saluda, SC, established Latinx immigrants and generations of Black and White residents coexist in isolation. A poetic analysis of place and gaze, this experimental documentary witnesses the rural South and showcases a collage of experiences from 21st-century America.
Living in the Overlap
Directed by Mary Dalton & Cindy Hill
Living in the Overlap is the improbably true story of two girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, falling in love in the Midwest, and making a life together in North Carolina. Lennie is an attorney focusing on LGBT issues, and Pearl is a retired professor working on various political issues. They are surprised to have reached icon status. The film includes public and private moments in Lennie and Pearl’s lives using interviews, archival material, and sequences shot during their efforts to defeat North Carolina’s anti-gay marriage amendment. They offer wisdom about enduring relationships and think of themselves as two circles, often overlapping, who are both independent and interdependent. After 46-years of living in the overlap, Lennie and Pearl still have an indelible spark.
Somewhere in Beulah Land
Directed by Andrew Harrison Brown
A portrait documentary about a young, first year farmer learning how to love a piece of land. Based in Beulah – Mt. Airy, NC. Director Andrew Harrison Brown has traveled the world telling the stories of cultures often overlooked and under-appreciated. As a humanitarian, Andrew stumbled into a film career while working with numerous non-profit organizations. Through this experience, he witnessed how stories told through images transcended barriers and acted as levers for change.
Bus Stop Jobs
Directed by Diana Greene
A WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility Production
“Bus Stop Jobs,” focuses on a day in the life of bus rider Brittany Marshall and showcases the challenges of living in Winston-Salem without a vehicle. Without a car, Marshall and her son rely solely on public transportation. Filmmaker Diana Greene says commuting this way can be especially difficult for passengers who need to transfer buses, as wait times can be long. “I think the problem with the transportation for people in the city probably isn’t the cost – it’s $1 and it hasn’t changed since 1998– but I think the cost that’s hidden is the time [involved] and the inability to move up the ladder because you can’t take a job unless it’s on the bus route,” she says. The film was produced in collaboration with Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility.