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Common Grounds? + Meltdown In Dixie

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Common Grounds?

Directed by Raed Truett Gilliam

In an age of hyperpolarization, the UVA Center for Politics documentary, COMMON GROUNDS? examines the political climate on a college campus, at the Grounds of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. Through interviews with students from across the political spectrum, and a group dialogue between some of these students, the film asks a simple question: “Can tomorrow’s generation find common ground?”

Meltdown In Dixie

Directed by Emily Harrold

In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. In doing so, this film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Fri, Sep 30
3:40 pm