Columbia’s Indie Grits released on Thursday a schedule of events for the three nights (plus Sunday dinner) of the festival’s upcoming run, set for April 12-15.
Although there have not yet been any feature films announced, the are seven blocks of short films arranged by theme:
▪ Body Chronicles, a feminine exploration of the strangeness of inhabiting a body in a world where threats against it are the norm
▪ Late-Night Mixtape, where silliness is serious business
▪ People Portraits, just as the theme implies
▪ Femme Trails, centers on the struggles and experiences of women and femme folx (people who identify with the female gender)
▪ Southern Scenes are all set in the South and explore aspects — strange and sane — of the Southern family
▪ Zealousy explores the two-pronged passions of religion and politics
▪ Travel the Earth takes you on a journey around the world.
Music will be playing every night of the festival, opening with Love, Grits, & Hip Hop, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. on April 12 at Tapp’s Art Center. Deniro Farrar will headline the Skyline Room and indie rock and dance pop will be featured in the Space Hall and Fountain Room.
Friday, the party expands to Main Street Public House with blue,girl, Sequoyah, and Boulevards; while Black Tusk, King Vulture and Dear Blanca are among the acts playing at Tapp’s.
Saturday gets you experimental music by Jphono1 at Tapp’s and punk Danger Boy at Main Street Public House.
Sunday ends with a Sunday Dinner on Monticello Road, near Hyatt Park, hosted by Fat Rat Da Czar and Grammy Award winning folk star (and founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) Dom Flemons.
Check out complete schedules and ticket information at indiegrits.org