The Hills Have Thighs, Charleston International Film Festival, Summerville Screenings 

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The Hills Have Thighs

Former State Senator and filmmaker James "Bubba" Cromer will speak at evening screenings of his independent comedy, The Hills Have Thighs, on Sat. April 4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Olde Village Talking Picture House. The comedy is set in Pickens County and includes outrageous characters such as Daniel Boone Owen, the hillbilly town drunk; Drip Drywall, a homosexual man in denial; and Tree-Tree, an Obama-rrific liberal. Tickets at the door are $2 for members, $5 for non-members. Popcorn is free. Call (843) 478-3911 or visit www.parkcirclefilms.org for more. —Reina Gascon-Lopez

International Film Fest Line-Up Announced

The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) recently announced its selections and schedule of features, shorts, documentaries, and animation from around the world for 2009. The Terrace Theater hosts screenings starting on April 23 at 7 p.m. There are over 60 movies on tap, including the short film Search by local filmmaker Brad Jayne, the feature film The Black Balloon (a Berlin International Film Festival award winner), and the 2009 Oscar-winning short film Spielzeugland. Don't forget about afterparties at Chai's, Fish, and Vue at Ripley Pointe Marina; a brunch aboard the Blue Moon Classic Motor Yacht; and the Awards Gala at Francis Marion Hotel. Tickets are $9 per screening. For more, go to www.charlestoniff.com. —Emma Hart

Local Director, Actor, and History at Chas. Film Fest

All For Liberty is a film about colonial Captain Henry Felder and his stance against the British Empire during the Revolutionary War. Felder and his regimen fought a guerilla war in the backcountry near Orangeburg. He aided in the diversion of British troops when George Washington's army was almost defeated in the North. The director of the film, Chris Weatherhead says, "Captain Felder's sacrifice, and that of his frontier community, led to the final victory and freedom for the nation." The movie's star, Clarence Felder, is actually a sixth-generation great-grandson of Henry Felder. All For Liberty has won three awards from the Accolade Film Competition and will be shown on April 25 at the Charleston International Film Festival. —Emma Hart

Special Screenings in Summerville

Check out these high-def broadcasts at Regal Azalea Square: Beer Wars Live (April 16), The Audition (April 19), This American Life (April 23), and Death Note (April 29-30). For more, call (843) 821-1554.


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