Thursday, October 27, 2016

Southern Charm spreads to Savannah

Advice to our sister city

Posted by Dustin Waters on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Pack your things, Southern Charm's new spinoff is moving on down to Savannah - SCREENSHOT
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Confirming what we have long known, Charleston-based reality spectacle Southern Charm will be returning for another season. Along with the official renewal announcement today from Bravo came the news that the series will be getting its very own spinoff — Southern Charm Savannah.

Yes, it’s spreading and there is little that can be done about it. But for our readers in the Savannah area, here’s a bit of what you can expect as Southern Charm invades your fair, historic city.

1. People will be very upset that the show is an insult to your city’s rich history and culture. They will make this clear by commenting on the internet. Those comments will be collected, cataloged, and stored in the local Hall of Records to tell future generations about the time that a courageous group of citizens banded together to protect a city beset by cable TV carpetbaggers.

2. Many of your local residents will watch the show simply because it is set in the city that they call home. This will seem novel to begin with, but soon constantly repeating establishing shots of old courthouses and carriage horses will invade your dreams. There will come a time when you can no longer discern whether you are asleep or on an endless walking tour of downtown. You will awake screaming, drenched in sweat, and next to you on the night stand will be a crumpled brochure for a ghost tour.

3. All your local media outlets will wade into the murky, infectious waters of episode recaps. Fighting to keep their heads above water in a bottomless sea of content, some will flounder, others will flourish. But none will make it back to solid ground unscathed.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'American Pickers' is looking for your cool stuff

One man's trash

Posted by Erin Davis on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:09 AM

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American Pickers, a History Channel series that chronicles the over-crowded and rusted garages of hundreds of Americans, is headed to our neck of the woods. This December, hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz plan to travel to South Carolina, fully prepared to find some of history’s greatest treasures in the Lowcountry. If you or anyone you know has accumulated lots of antiques, unique objects or collectables, Mike and Frank want to know. 

If you’re looking at your collection and thinking, “This would take all day to go through," you may be the perfect candidate. Feel free to send your name, phone number, location, and description of your unique selection (with photos) to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival kicks off tonight

La dolce vita

Posted by Erin Davis on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is still going strong despite setbacks due to Hurricane Matthew. A full schedule of all events can be seen here. Tickets are sold 
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online and at the door at $8 per film and all screenings will be at the Sottile Theatre at 44 George St.

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano fest is no small affair. For the 10th year in a row, the fest is screening Italy’s newest and most artistic films, bringing a taste of the country's rich culture to the Charleston Lowcountry. Founded by Giovanna de Luca, associate professor of Italian at the College of Charleston, the festival will host screenings of 12 different films, the first of which is entitled Loro chi? or Them Who?

Piero Messina, director of L’attesa, which will be shown on Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m., will speak at the festival, along with actor Rimau Grillo Ritzberger, star of the film Un Bacio, screening Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to hear these Italian artists speak about their work and the importance of Italian film on a global scale.

The festival will close with Gabriele Mainetti’s Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot, for which he won a total of 13 awards, including “Best New Director” at the David di Donatello Awards. 


Terrace Theater hosts three special screenings next week

Don't they ever stop migrating?

Posted by Sigrid Johannes on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:29 PM

This isn’t your average pre-Halloween movie marathon, but it’s just as scary. Next week the Terrace Theater on Maybank Highway hosts three special screenings. Read 
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on for details and get tickets here. 

Seed: The Untold Story // Oct. 24 at 2:30 and 7:15 p.m.
This documentary from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine and Grizzly Man explores the dramatic loss of seed diversity and what this could mean for our global food supply. The film features environmental scholars and activists like Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, and Andrew Kimbrell. Enjoy a panel discussion before the film and an informal conversation afterwards with local organic farmers. The first 50 guests will receive a free bag of non-GMO popcorn from Holy Cow Yoga.

Denial // Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. 
Denial follows the true story of the legal battle between Deborah Lipstadt, a renowned Holocaust scholar, and David Irving, a Holocaust denier. A discussion will follow the film, led by Citadel professor Dr. Amy Emm and attorney Stephen Glickman. Read Dustin Waters' preview of it here.

The Birds // Oct. 27 at 9 pm // Oct. 28 at 9 and 11:30 p.m. 
You can’t go wrong with this Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds. Watch the terrifying ordeal of Bodega Bay in a fully restored, digital format.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marlon Wayans romantic comedy closes downtown block

And action

Posted by Dustin Waters on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Crews on King Street filming a new romantic comedy starring Marlon Wayans - DUSTIN WATERS
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If you happen to see someone hit by a car on King Street today, try not to be alarmed. It’s most likely all just part of an untitled romantic comedy starring Marlon Wayans.

Currently referred to as “Untitled Marlon Wayans Project” (pretty catchy, but chances are the title will change to Naked), the movie filmed downtown Tuesday. According to a letter handed out to residents and businesses in the area, those working on the project requested a one-hour closure of the block of King Street between Woolfe and Mary streets to take place before 4 p.m. to allow for the safe filming of exterior scenes.

The scene inside the road closure involves a small stunt during which a character exits a shop and is struck by an oncoming car. The notice handed out says that the stunt performers involved are trained professionals, so don’t worry.

“We greatly appreciate your time and willingness to help with this endeavor,” the letter reads. “We’re very excited to feature the beauty of Charleston in our movie.”

Charleston: There’s no place more beautiful to film getting hit by a car.

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