Sundance International

October 13th, 2009

Rainbow Media bought South Main for the Sundance International Channel with rights in France, Belgium and Pan Asia. pretty cool.

South Main Trailer

October 13th, 2009

Pitzer College Screening

October 2nd, 2009

South Main screening/ Q&A for Pitzer Students on Thursday October 8th

For more info click here

Chicago Screening Tonight!

August 22nd, 2009

I hope that you can make it to the screening. Please forward to your friends in Chicago!

Many thanks to Todd Lillethun and his colleagues at Chicago Filmmakers for their support

Recent Press

Chicago Reader by Andrea Gronvall
Cine-File by JH
New City by Ray Pride

Chicago Screening Date Announced!

June 6th, 2009

SOUTH MAIN - “A vibrant, skillful portrait of three women from South Central Los Angeles… of women living on the edge, their vitality and struggle simply captured and realistically portrayed. Parker uses straightforward framing devices and a striking use of off-screen sound in order to let scenes develop in real time and with minimal editing. SOUTH MAIN is mesmerizing, honest, and hopeful.” - Chicago Filmmakers

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor
(773) 293.1447
Programming Coordinator: Todd Lillethun


May 5th, 2009

I’m very happy that South Main will be screening in Chicago!  Finally:) Some of my best memories were made in that city. Screening date coming soon..!

Indie Lisboa Screening Dates and Times

April 20th, 2009

South Main will be screening in Lisbon, Portugal on

30 April, 23:30, Cinema Londres, Screening Room 2
3 May, 21:15, Cinema Londres, Screening Room 2

View Screening Times for South Main
View Indie Lisboa Website

South Main at IndieLisboa Film Festival

March 23rd, 2009

South Main has been invited to screen in Lisbon Portugal as part of the IndieLisboa Film Festival running from April 23rd through May 6th.

South Main in Créteil, France

March 8th, 2009

Screening at the 31st Films de Femmes between March 13 - 22, 2009

logo-films-de-femmes South Main in Créteil, France

Holly Willis KCET Write-Up

February 12th, 2009

Pixeltown Write Up by Holly Willis

“Parker’s doc is a genuine achievement on numerous fronts, so make sure to take this chance to see it. Her keen eye for South L.A.’s domestic spaces brings us novel views of the area’s street corners, buildings facades and downbeat interiors, South Main’s spaces simultaneously stark, architectural and pointedly lived-in. Parker’s unpretentious camera is most at home plopped down directly and straightforwardly before her subjects, but South Main is never static, the unblinking set-ups painterly while also evoking the “hidden camera” aesthetic of reality television and urban surveillance. She also hands the camera off to her subjects’ children for numerous scenes, creating a raw, active and participatory visual track.

Ultimately though, it’s the stories of these women that make South Main such a striking experience. One woman describes holding her her fiance as he dies of a gunshot wound. Another tries to navigate a confusing entitlement system that penalizes her for getting a paying a job. Told exclusively in their own words and unadorned by cross-cutting or music vid-style soundtracks, the voices of South Main’s women are an understated and needed complement to the kind of media-savvy, male bravado one finds in almost two-decades worth of ‘hood flicks and docs like Stacy Peralta’s Made In America, which is getting a high profile roll-out this summer.  The men in Peralta’s Made in America may be fighting a war, but it’s good to be reminded that they are loved, buried and remembered by Parker’s mother’s, wives, sisters and girlfriends.”  - Holly Willis