Honorary Host Committee

Steering Committee

  • Sharon Maxwell Ferguson
  • Didi Reuschel
  • Kathy Folsom
  • Doby Flowers
  • Terri Vismale-Morris

Will Call

  • Lori Medders
  • LaRhonda Larkin
  • Angela Tipton


  • Dr. Ann Landis
  • Dr. Karl Barton
  • Dr. Susan Fowler
  • Bill Milford
  • Stephanie Ellis
  • Jenny and Bill Ladson
  • Dr. Nick Mazza
  • Rebecca Chubb
  • Pam Edwards
  • Randell Chastain
  • Gary Bonvillian

2013 Festival Lineup

Jane-FondaWith an array of wonderfully creative and culturally expressive films, the Covey Film Festival kicks off its 2013 fundraiser for the Thomasville Community Resource Center. Thanks to our Honorary Host Committee led by the award-winning actress and philanthropist Jane Fonda, we have a diverse offering of screenings, opportunities to meet the people behind the scenes and listen in on their discussions with other heavy hitters in the industry. Be with us as we share a script reading from a movie still in production. And hope you don’t miss Saturday night’s Gala featuring a fireside chat with Jane herself. If you love movies, there’s so much here to enjoy. Please be with us and have some fun as you support the mission of the Thomasville Community Resource Center.

Tuesday, October 1

Beauty in Truth

The poignant and moving documentary about the life of Georgia-born Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.

Sorry, SOLD OUT.

7:00 PM | The Bookshelf, 126 S Broad St., Thomasville

Wednesday, October 2

Stomp The Yard

After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity’s effort to win a step dancing competition.

Prior to the movie, an exhibition of step dancing. After movie Q&A with writer Gregory Anderson.

Thomasville Center for the Arts


6:30 PM - Reception for Gregory Anderson 
8:00 PM - Movie Screening followed by Q&A

Thursday, October 3

To Be Heard

The story of three teens from the South Bronx whose lives change when they begin to write poetry. Film maker Roland Legiardi-Laura will join us for a discussion.

9:00 AM – 12 NOON | Thomas University - No reservation or ticket required, public welcome
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Boys & Girls Club - Students only

The Great Debaters

Based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. After the movie Q&A with Associate Producer (Harpo Films) and Professor at FSU, Valerie Scoon.


7:00 PM | Thomasville Center for the Arts

Friday, October 4

Beasts of the Southern Wild

An Oscar-nominated story about Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl with an indomitable spirit living in the Bathtub, a “desolate wilderness of poverty” that she considers “the prettiest place on Earth.” Screenwriter Lucy Alibar will be present for a discussion.

Thomasville Center for the Arts


6:30 PM – Louisiana Bayou Reception for Lucy Alibar, screenwriter
8:00 PM – Movie Screening

Saturday, October 5

FSU School of Motion Picture Arts Student Shorts


Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy

When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the civil war never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of clues left by his dead grandfather to keep the evil men away from the three mystical objects that power the device. If he fails, it could mean not only the loss of his family’s home, but maybe the demise of our country as we know it.

Bring a family of four for only $10. 


1:00 PM | Thomasville Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 6

The Highwaymen

The true story of 26 black artists in the 1960′s from Ft. Pierce, Florida, who taught themselves to paint and grew together as artists selling their works on the highways because no galleries would accept them. The film is currently in pre-production and the Covey Film Festival will do a full script reading of the movie, with discussion of this acting process. Cast will be from local colleges and the film’s producer/director, Todd Thompson, will be in attendance.

1:00 PM | Thomas University, Flowers Auditorium




Thomasville Community Resource Center

501 Varnedoe Street
Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 226-5846

LaRhonda Larkins, Executive Director
Angela Tipton, Associate Director

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Festival Partners
  • Thomasville Center for the Arts
  • Thomas University
  • The Florida State University
    College of Motion Picture Arts
  • Thanks to Screen Media Films and The Torchlight Center
Corporate Underwriters
  • Alexander and Vann
  • Commercial Bank
  • Lanigan and Associates, PC
    in honor of Michael Milberg, Nico Evers-Swindell and Megan Ferguson
  • James Moore & Co., P.L.
  • Kevin's Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel
  • The FAMU Foundation Inc.
Individual Underwriters
  • Marta and Jerry Turner
  • Diane Parker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wood, III
  • Mrs. Robert Crozer
  • In honor of Ellis and Irene Stephens
  • Anne Lippe and Colin Phipps
  • Sharon and Howell Ferguson
  • Jill Carraway
  • Kathy Folsom
  • In memory of
    Aldonia and William Doby Flowers
  • Edna and Vincent Hill
  • Lori Medders
  • Dr. and Mrs. Doug McPherson
  • Daniel G. Morris and Terri Vismale-Morris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Baya Harrison
  • Alston & Philip Watt
  • Peggy Rich
  • Sara and Ronald Wilford
  • Mrs.Sabrina Williams
In-Kind Donations
  • Sedgwick Family
  • Ellery and Robin Sedgwick
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Nan Myers
  • Darlene Mathis
  • Carol Whitney/Southern Pines
  • Sugar Blount
  • Sharon Maxwell Ferguson
  • Howell Ferguson
  • Diane Cuccio
  • Annie Jones
  • Susan Turner
  • Megan Evers-Swindell
  • Heather Telfer
  • Paul Cohen
  • Doby Flowers
  • Josephine Mullins
  • The Ken Young Company
  • J. W. Grubbs
  • German Import Service
  • Junior Service League
  • Cindy Inman
  • Karey Mortimer
  • Tracy Foutz-Hunt
  • Kay Cromartie
  • Karey Mortimer, Cindy Inman, Kay Cromartie, and Tracy Foutz-Hunt