The MovieAfter 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"
"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