Lifetime’s hit drama Army Wives is scheduled to start filming its seventh season this month, but they'll be missing a key player. According to Michael Ausiello at TVLine, Executive Producer Jeff Melvoin confirms that Kim Delaney, who’s starred as Claudia Joy Holden since the beginning, will not be returning. She’ll be killed off in the season premiere, which means the rest of the season will take an unexpected turn.
Delaney's departure comes us a shock to us, seeing as how she reportedly bought a house on the Battery last year.
We have reached out to Army Wives reps for confirmation.
No one can fill the void of Delaney, but if you're interested in being an extra on the show, producers are now accepting applications. They’re seeking men, women, and children of all ages and ethnicities for the paid positions. Filming will continue through mid-May. You can register at extrassignup.com. Be sure to include two photos — a head-shot and full body shot — with your application.
We know you all have been feeling Edward and Bella withdrawal symptoms since the last Twilight, but luckily Cinebarre is prepared to give you enough sexy vampire action to make up for it. The Mt. Pleasant theater is hosting a Twilight saga marathon, featuring all of the films starting at 11:25 a.m. on Thurs. Nov. 15.
There will be a themed food and drink menu, vampire decor, face painting, a fortune teller, a photo booth, a costume contest, team Edward/Jacob competitions, and Twilight trivia. It all culminates with a screening of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere at 10 p.m. (so no one has to miss their curfew).
Tickets for the marathon are $20. Go to cinebarre.com for more details.
The Alliance Française of Charleston is gearing up for the sixth annual Francophone Film Festival, scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at the Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium at MUSC. The fest features five recent French films with English subtitles. Admission is $5 or $3 for AF members and students under 25.
Things kick off on Fri. Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. with L’Amour dure trois ans (Love Lasts Three Years) (2011), a romantic comedy about a literary critic who whose wife leaves him. Saturday sees a double feature starting at 5 p.m. with Angèle et Tony (2010), about a young woman struggling for redemption after spending two years in jail. Then at 7:30 p.m., L’Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (The Big Picture) (2010), starring Catherine Deneuve, is a thriller about a man who assumes a dead man’s identity when he finds out his wife had an affair. On Sunday at 3 p.m., bring the kids to see Une Vie de Chat (A Cat in Paris) (2010), a family-friendly caper set in Paris. The festival closes on Sunday at 5 p.m. with Starbuck (2011), a comedy from Québec about a sperm donor whose biological children — all 142 of them — file a class action suit to find him.
Find out more at afusa.org/af/charleston or call (843) 556-8458.
Hollywood has the Oscars, and now the Charleston International Film Festival is searching for a name for their new branded award. CIFF has teamed up with the College of Charleston’s Department of Studio Art for the award, which will recognize the festival’s most talented participants. Anyone can make a suggestion, organizers just ask that it “screams out Charleston.” May we humbly suggest The Croakies, the Pluff Muds, or the Dolphins Leaping Over the Ravenel Bridge.
Send all your brilliant ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, and find more info at charlestoniff.org. The winner will get two all-access festival badges to the 2013 festival, scheduled for April 24-28. The contest deadline is Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.
Park Circle Films' November schedule is out. On Nov. 3, they’ll show the 2011 Cannes Film Festival winner Las Acacias. The story follows a lonely truck driver named Rubén who picks up a woman in distress and develops a relationship with her over the long drive.
Anime fans should mark their calendars for Nov. 7, when Park Circle will show their FUNimation at the Movies selection, King of Thorns. After waking from what was supposed to be a 48-hour hibernation, Japanese schoolgirl Kasumi realizes that she’s been asleep for much longer and the world she now lives in is populated by monstrous aberrations of nature.
On Nov. 10, see the SXSW Audience Award-winning Fat Kids Rule the World. Troy is an overweight, suicidal 17-year-old. But before he can kill himself, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout and street musician. When Marcus enlists Troy to be the drummer in his new band, an unlikely friendship blossoms.
PCF’s Silver Screen series, developed in partnership with the North Charleston Cultural Arts Deptartment, features Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious on Nov. 17. This espionage thriller takes place in Nazi Germany, where government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits American beauty Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) to spy on her father’s influential Nazi friends. As part of her cover, Alicia marries one of her father’s associates, but soon finds that she is falling hopelessly in love with Devlin.
Finally, on Nov. 18 see Solar Mamas, part of PCF’s Community Cinema series, which previews PBS Independent Lens films prior to their release. This documentary follows Rafea, a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four, as she leaves her village for the first time to attend the Barefoot Solar Engineering program in India, which trains women from impoverished rural villages around the world to become solar engineers.
Find out more about the organization at parkcirclefilms.org.