Thursday, January 22, 2009

Saturday: The Station Agent Screening

Posted by Erica Jackson on Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:34 PM

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Charleston is sadly lacking a dollar movie theater, but there is an option for people looking for cheap flicks: the Olde Village Talking Picture House, located at 1080 E. Montague in Park Circle. The Greater Park Circle Film Society periodically hosts film screenings for just $5 — and only $2 if you're a member. Plus there's free popcorn. The screenings aren't put on very often at this point, and the movies aren't new, but they're good. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the featured film is The Station Agent. They sent over this brief description:

"This is a quiet, contemplative "ensemble" movie that centers on a dwarf named Finbar (Peter Dinklage) who has retreated into an obsession with trains as insulation from the lifelong social stereotyping caused by his body. But his solitude is soon interrupted by his colorful neighbors, which include a struggling artist (Patricia Clarkson) coping with the recent death of her young son and a talkative Cuban hot dog vendor (Bobby Cannavale)."

Showtimes are 4 and 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 50 people so get there early. Call (843) 478-3911 for more info.


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