April 3-6, 2022

The Neutral Ground

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Synopsis

The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

 

Filmmaker Biography

A comedian and filmmaker living in NYC, CJ Hunt (Director) is currently a field producer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He has also served as a staff writer for A&E's Black and White, and a field producer for BET's The Rundown with Robin Thede. Before working in late night, CJ spent nine years living in New Orleans where - in 2015 - he began filming what he thought would be a quick and easy confederate monument removal. CJ is an alumnus of Firelight Media's Doc Lab and New Orleans Film Festival's Emerging Voices program. He is also a 2020 New America Fellow and a regular host of The Moth. A graduate from Brown University's Africana Studies department, CJ is endlessly fascinated by race and comedy's ability to say what we can't.

Schedule

April 3-6, 2022: 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

Georgia Southern University - Statesboro

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

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