November 7-10, 2021

Duty Free

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Synopsis

After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but that of an entire generation.

Filmmaker Biography

Sian-Pierre (Director) was a Firelight Media Fellow 2018-2020 and a Film Independent Documentary Fellow 2019. He is also an award-winning journalist, on-camera personality, and cultural critic with an undying love for both pop-culture and social responsibility. He has been a contributor for CNN, HLN, MTV and CBS, covering stories of youth political activism and pop-culture.

Schedule

November 7-10, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s). 

Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.

Alabama

Coleman Center for the Arts - York

Florida

Gulf Coast Symphony - Ft. Meyers

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Cutler Bay

Tropic Cinema - Key West

WSLR - Sarasota

Georgia

The City of Hapeville - Hapeville

Oxford College of Emory University - Oxford

Spelman College - Atlanta

Kentucky

Gateway Regional Arts Center - Mt Sterling

Warren County Public Library - Bowling Green

University of Pikeville - Pikeville

Mississippi

Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University - Cleveland

North Carolina

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country - Boone

a/perture cinema - Winston-Salem

High Point University - High Point

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington

Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University - Cullowhee

South Carolina

The Arts Center of Clemson - Clemson

Presbyterian College - Clinton

Tennessee

Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University - Johnson City

Global Education Center & Fisk University - Nashville