Tuscaloosa - Live Q&A



Home Viewing Sat, May 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE EVENT
Film Info
Is Q&A:True
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Runtime:30 min


Saturday, May 16 at 7:00pm: Join MSPIFF, Tuscaloosa Philip Harder, Producer Patrick Riley, and Actor and Executive Producer Tate Donovan for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.

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Director Biography

Philip Harder

Minneapolis-based filmmaker Phil Harder has been making acclaimed music videos for Prince, Low, Liz Phair, Cornershop and The Cranberries, among many others. He has been at work on Tuscaloosa (2020) for over 15 years, and is also completing post-production on The Claw, a documentary about Minnesota wrestler Baron von Rashke.

About the film


Twenty-two years old and from a well-off Southern family, Billy Mitchell bides his time working at the psychiatric hospital his father runs, trying to get to the bottom of family mysteries. Then he meets Virginia, an inmate with multiple personality disorder, and nothing will ever be the same.

1972, and the south is reeling from the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Years earlier, Billy’s mother and her African American maid fell in love, fled, and were killed in a car accident. But was it an accident? And when the maid’s son Nigel joins a radical civil rights organization that is now targeting his father, what is Billy going to do? Local filmmaker Phil Harder has been working on this labor of love for over fifteen years and the result is a lush period piece that will not soon be forgotten. Based on the acclaimed novel by W. Glasgow Phillips.