Proud Citizen

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About The Movie

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.
"The film has an uncanny documentary look and feel, to the point where I had to keep reminding myself 'this couldn't have happened with a camera in the room"

—Paul Sbrizzi/

"Dappled with moments of surprise lyricism, capturing perfectly the dawning wisdom of middle age"

—Jonathan Kieran/New Orleans Film Festival

"Proud Citizen is warm, smart, witty and sad. It embodies all that's great about regional cinema."

—Paul Harrill/Self-Reliant Films

Indigo Moon Film FestCINE Golden Eagle Award FinalistLCIFF Film Festival
SOMA Film FestivalLA Indie Film FestivalFootcandle Film Festival
Middle Coast Film FestivalMammoth Lakes Film FestivalJury Award, Outstanding Debut Performance, Florida Film Festival
Athens International Film + Video FestivalAudience Award, River Run International Film FestivalCleveland International Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film FestivalBest Narrative Feature, WeyauwegaJury Award for Narrative Feature, New Orleans
Special Jury Award for Acting, Rivers EdgeBest of the Fest, Rivers EdgeSNOB Film Festival
Audience Favorite Award, KnoxvillePortland Film FestivalRiverside International Film Festival


Proud Citizen - Official Trailer from Thomas Southerland on Vimeo.