A PATH LESS TRAVELED
On the surface, he's a normal 22 year old. But look deeper and you'll see that Hunter Wentworth is more than you think. His father, Peter, produced the likes of Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms, and his mother, Marjorie, is a published author and the poet laureate of South Carolina. In high school, Hunter supervised Wando's television station and continued on to study film at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Hunter has since returned to Charleston, and this month will screen the short documentary The Written Path, which explores the city's creative community. Featuring authors Gary Smith, Mary Alice Monroe, Will Moredock, and Jim Rigney (aka the late Robert Jordan) among others, The Written Path looks at the influence of Charleston writers on each other and their craft. Dedicated to Rigney's memory, The Written Path includes excerpts from the popular Wheel of Time author's final filmed interview before his death last year.
A panel discussion with the young filmmaker and the featured authors follows the screening of The Written Path Thurs. Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Charleston County Library on Calhoun Street. It promises to be a unique opportunity to speak with these established authors of American literature and a local rising star. —Josh Eboch
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
What better place to experience nature than your own living room? The Outdoor Channel brings the outside in so that hunting, fishing and other fresh-air junkies never have to call the game on account of rain. This month, local Mount Pleasant resident Lamar Graves is featured on The OC's Get in the Game.
Graves is a business manager for the New Holland farming and construction equipment company. On the show, he demonstrates how to use certain equipment correctly and safely while operating a tractor. Also during the broadcast, viewers can find out how to remove unwanted weeds from their ponds and learn to flood a chufa field to create an ideal duck-hunting spot.
Designed to complement the National Wild Turkey Foundation's show Turkey Call, Get in the Game gives viewers across the nation valuable land management tips for attracting game and wildlife to their property.
The show is not geared toward farmers and those who manage their land full-time. Instead it seeks a wider audience of those who own property and may not know the best ways to utilize it. Showings are Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, 2:30 a.m. —Josh Eboch