TRAPPED (PBS Independent Lens) Trapped goes inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of health care providers in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama who are struggling to comply with controversial new TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers). The current case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, will decide whether these laws are constitutional. Premiering Monday, June 20, 2016. Check local listings: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/tv-schedule/#schedule-local
ALABAMA BOUND https://www.alabamaboundfilm.com/ Alabama Bound explores the legal roller-coaster ride of LGBTQ family rights in the South over the last decade. The film offers an intimate view into the lives of three lesbian families in Alabama as they set precedents and fight the courts for their children during the time that federal marriage equality comes to a head. This is the story of a powerful community living with both frustration and hope in a conservative state, where the line between church and state is often blurred.
SOME OF WHAT I KNOW ABOUT TOMMY A creative portrait that looks at the daily life of Mr. Tommy Lovoy: an inspiring neighborhood personality who faces his challenge of Paranoid Schizophrenia with the help of his family and community in Birmingham, Alabama's Five Points South district. WINNER: "2010 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD" The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival http://sidewalkfest.com/ starring TOMMY LOVOY produced, shot & edited by CHRIS HILLEKE in order of appearance TOMMY LOVOY ROBERT WILD KELLY SHIFLETT KINNEY TUBS LEISA BUNN VAN COFFEY ANGELA EVANS Tommy's portrait was created through the VSA Arts of Alabama Art Partners Program cameras provided by MIKE FREDRICK LES RAYBURN SETH NEWELL sound equipment provided by PATRICK SHEEHAN post services IMAGINATION FACTORY VAZDA STUDIOS CHRIS TOMBERLIN DISCOUNT DUPLICATIONS upright bass STEPHEN McCLURG improv jazz CORPUS EUPHONIUM guitar & accordian theme MARVIN McCOMBS & WAYNE BROWN songs provided by THE DIRTY LUNGS "Tired of This Company" "Vibrations" (end credits) https://soundcloud.com/thedirtylungs end theme composed and recorded by CHRIS HILLEKE special thanks COSMOS BILL DEASON MIKE GAUT JAKE SLANEY extra special thanks ANTHONY & CINDY LOVOY copyright 2009 - all rights reserved To learn more about Chris Hilleke check out chrishillekefilms.info
FATHER CLOWN Set in Melbourne, Australia this documentary moves from exhibition to repression and back via the thoughts of a street performing hobo clown with three children who contemplates his father's influence on his lifestyle choice. in order of appearance DORYN HOLMES (Hobo the clown) FOX (his son) direction, cinematography & editing by CHRIS HILLEKE additional accordion themes performed by CARRIE HILL additional music arranged by CHRIS HILLEKE special thanks MARTESE BENKOFSKE MARY ANN SMITH-JANAS LORRIN ETKA-SHEPHERD DIANE HASKINS CHRIS TOMBERLIN JASPER LEE PATRICK SHEEHAN ERICK FORSYTH DAGNY MAGILL Shot in Melbourne, Australia copyright 2011 all rights reserved To learn more about Chris Hilleke check out chrishillekefilms.info