Western Carolina University’s Arts and Cultural Events series, or ACE, in collaboration with South Arts, sponsors the tour of independent films and filmmakers that provides communities across the South access to smaller films and opportunities to join film directors in discussion. All Southern Circuit offerings are free and will start at 7:30 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. Refreshments and a question-and-answer session with the film’s director will follow.
A forgotten civil rights activist is the subject of a documentary showing Tuesday, March 19. In “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock,” filmmaker Sharon La Cruise unravels the life of Daisy Bates, head of the Arkansas NAACP in the 1950s who protected and showed public support for the nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, resulting in a constitutional crisis. Unconventional, revolutionary, egotistical and a feminist before the term existed, Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society.