Film Screening Proud Citizen Written by Katerina Stoykova and Thomas Southerland Moderator Film Scholar Laura Beadling
Sponsored by the Grace Ruth Memorial Endowed Professorship in English
The screening, free and open to the public, is part of Lit Youngstown's Fall Literary Festival.
After winning second place in a play writing contest, Bulgarian Krasimira Stanimirova travels to the rolling hills of Kentucky for the premiere of her autobiographical, Communist-era play Black Coat. Expecting southern hospitality, Krasi instead finds herself isolated and lonely as she explores America on foot. Proud Citizen is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking meditation on disappointment, traveling, the comfort of strangers and the joy of funnel cakes.
Jury Prize - Best Narrative Feature/ New Orleans Film Festival.
Best of Fest/River's Edge International Film Festival
Audience Award/Knoxville Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature/Athens International Film + Video Festival
Audience Award/RiverRun International Film Festival