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Georgia Museum of Art to host independent film series

On Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., the Georgia Museum of Art will present The Short Films of Roger Beebe: Documents/Experiments/Wisecracks as part of the Southern Arts Federation’s Southern Circuit-Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a series of six films to be shown at the museum over the next nine months.

Following the screening in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium, Beebe will host an audience discussion of his work.

The Short Films of Roger Beebe: Documents/Experiments/Wisecracks documents the world and attempts to understand where we are going and what we left behind,” Beebe said.

Critics call his short, experimental films skillfully crafted essays, both thought-provoking and engaging. Beebe’s works have been screened at venues and festivals around the world, including the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and the Museum of Modern Art. In addition to his works as a filmmaker, Beebe is an associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Florida, as well as artistic director of the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of the Southern Arts Federation, a nonprofit regional arts organization with the stated goal of making a positive difference in the arts throughout the South.