Film Festival Documentaries Bring Sharp Focus to Human Subjects

Mar. 3, 2011


FLORENCE, Ala. – From director Champ Williams’ investigation of human destruction of turtles’ habitats in “I Brake for Turtles” to Mark Kendall’s study of a watchmaker’s philosophy of time in “The Time Machine,” documentaries screening at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival this week tell a wide variety of stories about people and their impact on the world.

The professional and student documentaries that begin Friday morning at 11 also include “The Pedicab Driver,” Jenny Roberts’ study of a 20-something who gets more than money from his job, and Grzegorz Krawiec’s “Honeymoon,” which studies a man released from prison after seven years.

All films will be screened at the Zodiac Theatre, 416 N. Court Street, Florence. Screenings are free and open to the public.

The 14th annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is being held today-Saturday in Florence. It is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

For more information on the 2011 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com, or contact the film festival staff at lindseyfilmfest@una.edu or 256-765-4592.