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Independent film series schedule set
Arts Council, Gainesville State College and South Arts sponsor tour
Otis Under Sky

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

When: Begins Sept. 20

Where: Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville

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

More info:, 770-534-2787

Cinema buffs can mark their calendars for the coming months as the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is set.

The Arts Council, Gainesville State College and South Arts sponsor the series that will bring six award-winning independent films and their filmmakers to Gainesville.

Each film will include a reception and Meet the Filmmaker question and answer session afterward.

Series tickets are $38 per person for the six films. Individual film tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors ages 65 and older.

The series opens Sept. 20 with "Moving Parts," winner of the Sloan Feature Film PrizeAnnie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct the comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the Internet age.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the screening at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Tickets, including dinner, are $15 adults, $13 for student and seniors.

Other films in the series include "Otis Under Sky," Oct. 18 at Gainesville State College, Martha Nesbitt Academic Building; "Smokin’ Fish," Nov. 8, at Gainesville State; "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.

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.