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Independent films to show in Suwanee
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"Pride & Joy," an introduction to the foodways of America’s most delicious region, will be the first film screened Monday, Sept. 9.

Southern food traditions, public art and wine harvesting will be the first topics featured when the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to Suwanee this fall.

Six independent films will be screened at Movie Tavern as part of the visual arts program. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss each film with the award-winning filmmakers.

Screenings will be at 7 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Tickets are available at Movie Tavern, 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, and online at movietavern.com. Individual tickets are $6 each. A six-film package costs $30 and includes a complimentary glass of wine.

"Pride & Joy," an introduction to the foodways of America’s most delicious region, will be the first film screened Monday, Sept. 9. Six years and more than 5,000 highway miles in the making, "Pride & Joy" is an hourlong documentary exploring the South’s food culture, presenting intimate portraits of people and places and offering insights into the region’s complex history and bright future.

Filmmaker Joe York hails from Glencoe, Ala. He received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Southern studies from the University of Mississippi, where he is senior producer of documentary projects. Named Food Filmmaker of the Year at the New York Film Festival in 2009, York has won a bevy or other accolades at film festivals in the South and beyond.

This is Suwanee’s second year participating in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Other films will be:

Oct. 8 — "Bending Sticks"

Nov. 12 — "Harvest"

Feb. 24 — "Bidder 70"

March 18 — "Perfect Strangers"

April 9 — "The Retrieval"

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