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Film series continues with documentary Smokin Fish
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‘Smokin’ Fish’

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 8

Where: Gainesville State College Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building, Oakwood

How much: $7 adults, $5 students and seniors; $38 for six-film series

More info:, 770-534-2787

The Arts Council, Inc. and Gainesville State College present the independent feature film “Smokin’ Fish” as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

The screening is set for Nov. 8 at the Gainesville State College Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building.

A reception afterward will be held with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis.

The documentary focuses on a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska, by smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food as he struggles to pay his bills and keep his business afloat.

The film won Best Documentary Feature at the Arizona International Film Festival and People’s Choice Award at the Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival.

Upcoming films in the series include “Girl Model,” Feb. 14 at Gainesville State; “Free China,” March 28 at the Smithgall Arts Center; and “Strong!” April 18 at the Smithgall Arts Center. Each screening includes a meet and greet afterward with the director.

Trailers for each film in the series may be viewed at the Arts Council website, Tickets may be ordered online or by calling 770-534-2787.

Series tickets are $38 per person. Individual tickets are $7 adults and $5 students and seniors.

For tickets and more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit