The best thing about The Big Muddy Film Festival is the fact that all the things that we screen here are super unique. Though they’re more than likely to screen all over the world, this is the only time that you’ll possibly be able to catch them in our small, little town. If you’ve missed out all the other events we’ve planned throughout the week, today is a day that you will not want to miss. Today in a (sort-of) battle of the blocks, we’ve selected a ton of fun films for you all to pick and choose from all around Carbondale.
From strange, late-night experiementals to powerful activist documentaries to quaint, family-friendly animations, The Big Muddy Film Festival has a little bit of something for everyone today. Therefore, if none of those seem to tickle your face, we also have a few films of the poetic-nature as well as films on food that will make you think twice about the saying “You are what you eat.” Also keep in mind that our John Michaels winner, The Peace Agency, is also getting an encore showing tonight after the short documentary film, Fragments.
The Peace Agency follows Lian Fogali’s her remarkable journey from her village to New York City to create The Women’s School, an institution that transforms its all-female class into agents of peace and non-violent grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia.
All the locations today include WBDX, the Soundstage (Room 1116) in the Mass Communications Building and Artspace 304 at the Carbondale Community Arts Center. However, for a more comprehensive list of what’s showing when and where, check out the festival schedule.