Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Georgia as the New Hollywood The American film industry is the machine that infuses our humdrum workaday lives with stories of chivalric love, intoxicating adventures, and uplifting dramas. The red carpet telecast of glitzy prime time awards shows, the chic low-cut...
4 Oscar films with a Southern accent

4 Oscar films with a Southern accent

It might seem that the glamorous blood red carpet and ball gowns of the Oscars have nothing to do with the South. The highly nominated La-La Land and critical favorite Manchester by the Sea exist in places and cultures far beyond the Mason-Dixon line. However, despite...
Grace on the Gridiron at Last Chance U

Grace on the Gridiron at Last Chance U

Scooba, Mississippi is described as a “place you’ve never heard of,” and the starters of the East Mississippi Community College football team land there on their asses with one foot back out the door. Greg Whiteley’s Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U, follows...

Richard Linklater: A Humanist Director

Southern Fried Karma is back on the topic of southern directors this week. Today we will be looking at renowned screenwriter and director Richard Linklater. A man whose work you have seen before, whether you know it our not. If you have ever watched Dazed and Confused...

Jeff Nichols: Southern Director

Mark Twain is not dead. At least, Twain’s influence on southern art is not dead. His spirit lives on in the film Mud(2013) by Arkansas native Jeff Nichols.   Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, is a shining example of the southern style Nichols has brought...