This ad lib, off-the-cuff documentary was produced by native son, Ted Burnett, who has slowly awaken to the fact that something is terribly wrong in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama after traveling to several southern “destination” cities, in the past decade, only to see what makes each one of them successful. At the heart of Mobile’s Dauphin Street, is a struggling 7-year-old, 1-screen, known as, The Crescent Theater. It offers up a banquet of award-winning independent films produced with a lot of heart, sweat, tears and virtually no money. To the open-minded moviegoer, to those with an open-heart almost every film is an opportunity to learn, to grow and thus be changed. Its the city’s best kept secret to The Crescent’s very own detriment. Burnett calls out the city’s elected officials for ignoring the cultural crisis affecting its citizens, which also keeps interstate travelers and potential tourists driving right through Mobile without ever stopping.
Time: 41 minutes +/-
Copyright © 2014 “Searching for Mobile’s Soul.” by Ted Burnett
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