Southern Circuit Tour

In February 2016, Dyanna Taylor toured throughout the Southeast with Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, visiting small communities in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina,Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Organized by South Arts in Atlanta and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, this annual ten-day regional tour is part of a series that gives audiences in smaller southern towns a chance to see the best independent films of the year and to meet the filmmakers. South Arts mission is to “… link the South with the nation and the world through arts.”  Grab a Hunk of Lightning was honored to be chosen as one of 18 films to tour in the 2015-2016 season. Screening partners in eight venues ranging from Kentucky to Florida selected the film based on recommendations from a panel of industry experts.


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Grab a Hunk of Lightning Official Selection of Southern Circuit 2015-16 Tour

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Grab a Hunk of Lightning wins Best Documentary Feature Film at the Bonita Springs International Film Festival

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At the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, Alabama

Union College Chapel Barbourville

Rector Theatre, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky

Hapeville Church

Join the party in Hapeville, Georgia

Interview with Dyanna Taylor in Troy, Alabama. Click here>>

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Bonita Springs Spotlight
Art Center Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs Online
Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
The Commercial Appeal
WMCTV Memphis
Made in Tennessee
YELP Memphis, TN
The Batte Center, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Charlotte Culture Guide
CullmanSense Hanceville, Alabama
Muscle Shoals Area, Alabama
Troy University Tropolitan
Cullen Area COC
Wallace State
Wallace State, Hanceville
WSCC Media Relations


SC_Banner_Stacked-300x150Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 100 communities across the Southern United States. The tour takes the audience away from their televisions and computers to connect them with independent filmmakers. Southern Circuit transforms watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one.


Dyanna Taylor will present and discuss the film with audiences at these venues:

February 16, 2016   Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL
February 18, 2016   Burrow Center Recital Hall, Hanceville, AL
February 19, 2016   Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL
February 22, 2016   Trojan Center Theatre, Troy University, Troy, AL
February 23, 2016   Batte Center, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
February 24, 2016   Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
February 25, 2016   Rector Little Theatre, Union College, Barbourville, KY
February 26, 2016   Hapeville Historic Christ Church & Carriage House, Hapeville, GA