Friday, November 9, 2018

Aubrey Plaza posts cryptic Instagram about Terrace screening on Saturday with "special guests"

Will Plaza be in Chs?

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Yesterday, actress Aubrey Plaza, star of the new movie An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, posted a cryptic Instagram saying that special guests will join film's director David Gordon Green for a Q&A following a screening this weekend at the Terrace.

Is Plaza the special guest? Will she be there in person? Will she Skype in? Hologram? We can't say for sure.
But, if hanging with the director of Halloween and seeing a flick that our theater critic Kevin Young says "channels the weirdness of David Lynch and John Waters," is your cup of tea, head to the Terrace tomorrow, Sat. Nov. 10 at 9:10 p.m.

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Location Details Terrace Theater
Terrace Theater
1956 Maybank Highway
James Island
Charleston, SC
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday night: Charleston JCC Filmfest showing doc examining early Jewish genocide following WWI

"Marked the beginning of the near-obliteration of Jewish life"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Feiga Shamis sent two of her children away to protect them from pogroms following WWI. - SCREENSHOT/YOUTUBE
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  • Feiga Shamis sent two of her children away to protect them from pogroms following WWI.
In light of this weekend's tragic mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, it feels more critical than ever to shine a light on the history of Jewish oppression both abroad and at home.

Tonight the Charleston JCC Filmfest, College of Charleston Jewish Studies Program, and the Charleston Jewish Federation REMEMBER program for Holocaust and Genocide Awareness, hosts a free screening of My Dear Children at Arnold Hall at 7 p.m.

My Dear Children is based on a letter that Feiga Shamis sent two of her children — 20 years after sending them to an orphanage a continent away. The 174 page letter explains why Shamis made the decision she did; the letter describes the anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe following WWI.

According to the film's website, "The pogroms in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 killed tens of thousands of Jews and marked the beginning of the near-obliteration of Jewish life from an area of the world to which nearly 80 percent of the world's Jewry can trace its roots."
In the documentary, Shamis' granddaughter Judy Favish travels to Poland and Ukraine to try to understand the grandmother she never met. A trailer of the film shows Favish traveling to small towns throughout Eastern Europe and meeting with modern residents; when asked how many Jewish citizens remain, the answer is often, "None."

The film's co-producer/director LeeAnn Dance will offer a talkback following the screening. A television producer and investigative reporter, Dance owns a boutique production company outside of Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Now playing: Joel Hamilton on a Shem Creek float, Graham Whorley on a pedicab, and more during 'Live in the Streets' screening

The sounds of Charleston

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Joel Hamilton performs live on Shem Creek. Like, on, Shem Creek. - SCREENSHOT
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  • Joel Hamilton performs live on Shem Creek. Like, on, Shem Creek.
From the folks at Murias Entertainment (a.k.a. Charleston Music Hall manager Charles Carmody and concert promoter Austin Poisson), Terrace Theater, and filmmaker Andy Coon, comes the screening of a web series, Live in the Streets. Held at the Terrace on Wed. Nov. 14, this screening features local musicians performing at well-known locations in Charleston — as well as real, live performances from some of those very musicians. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are just $8.

Live in the Streets is a compilation of six performances — which you can check out individually on Coon's website — from Joel Hamilton (Mechanical River), Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band, Graham Whorley, Lindsay Holler, Katie Small, and mayor John Tecklenburg. Hamilton, Holler, and Small will perform live at the screening.
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From an air mattress on Shem Creek (seriously, check out Hamilton's video, it's amazing) to a pedicab (again, really cool Whorley, really cool), Coon captures the sounds of Charleston — the music and the shore birds and the traffic all together.

The beautifully produced videos are the work of creator and director Coon, Audio Recording/Grip from Rich Green and Jody Terzo, photography from Tara Reynolds and Douglas Panzone, and music mixdown courtesy of Michael Vignola.

In addition to Live in the Streets — a series that Coon has recently expanded to Nashville, Atlanta, and Kansas City — Coon is the creator of the web series Often Awesome, a depiction of a friend's battle with ALS, and Talent Freaks, which portrays the creative processes of Lowcountry artists.

Event Details Live in the Streets
@ Terrace Theater
1956 Maybank Highway
James Island
Charleston, SC
When: Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Charleston-filmed 'Halloween' may slash October debut box office record, which could mean windfall for Jamie Lee Curtis

Curtis reportedly taking modest sum plus percent of box office sales

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Jamie Lee Curtis pictured at the L.A. opening of 'Halloween' on Oct. 18, 2018 - HALLOWEEN FACEBOOK
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  • Jamie Lee Curtis pictured at the L.A. opening of 'Halloween' on Oct. 18, 2018
Happy Halloween, Charleston!

If the horror world buzz around the newest Halloween flick is any indication, it could be on its way to breaking box office records this weekend as it opens in theaters nationwide.

Box Office Pro says it is "bullishly" confident that the Charleston-filmed sequel could surpass the recent October opening weekend record, $80.3 million, set by Venom on its release earlier this month.

The Thursday night figures came in around $7.7 million, the strongest opening night for a horror movie this year and the biggest for any R-rated movie since Deadpool 2 in May.
Either way, a successful box office run for Halloween could mean a big payday for its star, Jamie Lee Curtis. For reprising her role as the franchise protagonist Laurie Strode, Curtis reportedly took a modest salary in exchange for a share of the box office take, according to an iHorror report last year. iHorror cites a similar arrangement for Ethan Hawke for his efforts in The Purge and Sinister, which reportedly earned him $10 million for the $112 million combined box office revenue.

It's worth noting that Blumhouse, the horror specialists behind those films, which is known for parlaying huge success with low-budgets, is also involved in Halloween. The film is written, directed, and produced by Charleston-based Rough House Pictures, which includes director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride.

With Curtis' previous work earning her $2-3 million per film, iHorror says, Halloween could mean the biggest take-home in her career.

Halloween officially opens nationwide today.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

You can (and should) rent Halloween VHS movies from Graveface Records

From Cannibal Campout to Chopping Mall

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Why not pair your scary record with a scary flick? - FILE PHOTO
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  • Why not pair your scary record with a scary flick?
If you've still got a VHS player lying around (or better yet, are actively using one), then you'll want to head to King Street's Graveface Records. We know the spot, owned by Ryan Graveface, is a killer record store, but did you know that Graveface also rents out VHS tapes? He estimates the store's backroom has between 400-500 tapes for customers to peruse. What are you waiting for?

In case you're wondering where all these movies came from, well, the VHS stash kinda goes hand in hand with Graveface's horror-specific record label, Terror Vision. Graveface has two recording labels, the aptly titled Graveface Records, which has been around for two decades, and Terror Vision, which he started four years ago. "Terror Vision is specifically film based, and it's not entirely '80s [films], but it's mostly '80s soundtracks that have never seen the light of day," says Graveface. "Or even terrible movies with great soundtracks — because I actually kinda feel bad for composers that spent time making something incredible that's tied to such a shitty movie."

Graveface says that he's found a very different audience for his Terror Vision records, as opposed to those he promotes with Graveface Records. "I think people are exhausted by how much new music there is; Graveface has always been a struggle whereas with Terror Vision, those people are seeking out this stuff. It's a smaller market."

If you're one of those folks actively seeking out not just weird '80s movie soundtracks, but the actual movies, have we got some Halloween specific treats for you. Graveface says that most of his VHS tapes are of the horror and sci-fi persuasion. Once you get a membership card at Graveface Records, you can rent movies for $3 a piece, with a limit of three a day.

"It's perfect for a super dork like myself," says Graveface of the collection, which lives in the back of the store, in a room that he says "doesn't look like you should enter it." (Which means you totally should).

As for Graveface's '80s horror selections? The question almost leaves the man speechless; there are just too many choices. "If people haven't seen Spookies, you gotta rent Spookies," says Graveface. "Cannibal Campout. Killing Spree. Chopping Mall, so fun. Night of the Creeps, incredible. I could list 400 movies." Or you, fine reader, could go and check out 400 movies at Graveface. Thank us later.
Location Details Graveface Records & Curiosities
724-B King St.
Charleston, SC

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