Suwanee to host indie film series again

SUWANEE — Independent films are coming back to Suwanee.

For the second straight year, the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will show a series of films at the Movie Tavern. This year’s six films will cover topics such as Southern food traditions, public art and wine harvesting. Like last year, attendees will discuss each film with award-winning filmmakers.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts and screenings are funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

All of the screenings are at 7 p.m. The first one is Monday for a movie called “Pride and Joy,” which is about the South’s food culture and was made in six years and covered more than 5,000 highway miles. Filmmaker Joe York is a Glencoe, Ala. native who 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’s a senior producer of documentary projects. York was named Food Filmmaker of the Year at the New York Film Festival in 2009.

Tickets are available at the Movie Tavern, 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, and on the theater’s website, movietavern.com. Individual tickets are $6 each and a six-film package costs $30 and includes a complimentary glass of wine.

“If folks would give these independent films a chance, I think they’d be really impressed,” said Toni Shrewsbury, special projects coordinator for the city of Suwanee, in a press release.