Watch This: Brothers Ben & Bo Powell Discuss their Film NOTHIN’ NO BETTER
Filmmakers Ben & Bo Powell joined AFS Head of Film & Creative Media Holly Herrick for a virtual Q&A, discussing what drew them to filming their home region of Mississippi, and how their approach to filmmaking allowed them to capture subjects and stories that are often overlooked.
You can see from the interview that the Powells have a lot of passion about the stories that these rural Mississippians have to tell about themselves – stories that are often quite different than the ones you might have seen in other media. NOTHIN’ NO BETTER, a follow-up to the very well-received doc BARGE, was just about to make the rounds of festivals when the COVID pandemic hit, so their world premiere is taking place in the virtual realm.
AFS is honored to support filmmakers like these with the AFS Grant and we are proud to present NOTHIN’ NO BETTER this week as an AFS Virtual Cinema offering, opening Friday May 15. You can click here to see the trailer and pre-order the film. Your pre-order supports these kind of bold projects, and helps AFS’ ongoing mission to help them reach the people who will appreciate them.