The Park Circle Film Society is on a documentary kick this month, showing three highly-anticipated feature docs in a row.
On Aug. 17, see Rising from Ashes, about the struggle to build Rwanda’s professional cycling team. Music fans should plan on catching Ain’t In It for My Health on Aug. 24, about music legend Levon Helm. Then on Aug. 31, check out Venus and Serena, which documents the rise of the sister superstars.
Other film highlights this fall include the indie comedy Drinking Buddies on Sept. 14, the Lowcountry Shorts Festival on Sept. 28, and the quirky, semi-surrealist Prince Avalanche on Oct. 5. Tickets to each showing are $5 for general admission and $2 for society members. See the full lineup at parkcirclefilms.org.
UPDATE: The City of Charleston's Media Relations department has confirmed that no one from MTV has attempted to contact the city or pull a permit for filming.
Rumors continue to fly that the city of Charleston may soon be welcoming seven strangers and MTV’s camera crews.
There is still no confirmation that The Real World will join us here in the Holy City, although Twitter is awash with people both for and against what would be the fourth reality show to film in the area (after Southern Charm, Southern Girls, and The Dirty South). Some people are tweeting, “Where do I sign up?” while others seem furious with tweets like “This is the last straw.” What will it be like if camera crews join the college crowd in the small bars of King Street or the tourists in the clubs of Market Street?
Some people are so upset with the idea that they've started a petition started. Colin Raden created a petition to keep the show away from Charleston, bringing up issues like traffic and the city's size. According to Live5News, the petition has gained more than 1,000 signatures so far. If you're one of those in the "hate" camp, you can sign the petition on change.org. If, however, you're firmly on the "love" side, there's still time to sign up for a casting call online.The 29th season is looking for hipsters, rappers, drama queens, and anyone else willing to party.
Tomorrows forecast? Rainy with a chance of stars. The CBS legal drama, Reckless, will be filming South of — and on —Broad tomorrow, July 31. In an email sent out by the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, residents were given the heads up on some filming locales. And now you can be in the know as well. Tomorrow's locations include 20 South Battery, with the street closed between King and Meeting streets, from early morning until noon; City Hall (80 Broad) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and 39 Broad from 5-8 p.m., with intermittent traffic control on Broad Street from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Stars you may catch a glimpse of tomorrow include the show's leading man, Cam Gigandet. The actor is best known as a sparking vampire villain in the Twilight saga, a role that he just can't seem to put behind him thanks to the plethora of fan girls at C of C — and everywhere.
If star-stalking isn't your style, its not too late to be an extra. The “CBS Reckless Extras” Facebook page has been abuzz the past 24 — as of this morning, posts looking for extras were still going up for parts being filmed tomorrow. Extra roles needing to be filled include: two “rough and tough,” Caucasian, biker-looking dudes between the ages of 25 and 35; a Hispanic or African-American male, also between 25 and 35, with experience as a cop; and a Hispanic or Caucasian male, from 45-70 years old, that drives an old car. For more information about how to apply as an extra, check out their Facebook page.