Local is the name of the game at The sixth annual Terrace Film Festival, which returns to the Terrace Theatre (1956 Maybank Hwy.) March 12-15. The fest will premiere three local films: Travis Pearson’s America Street, David Weintaub’s Call of the Ancient Mariner, and Thibaut Fagonde’s Overalls and Aprons.

America Street tells the story of two brothers, Sota and Bucks. Bucks just served seven years in prison and is now faced with trying to put his life together — all without being able to speak thanks to an attack that occurred in jail. He also finds out he has a son and must try to find ways to communicate with him. America Street will screen Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the fest. 

Weintaub’s documentary Call of the Ancient Mariner was filmed primarily in Charleston and examines sea turtles and how humans have been enchanted with them for thousands of years. The documentary will be shown on Sat. March 14 at 12:30 p.m. and Sun. March 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Finally, Fagonde’s Overalls and Aprons documentary explores the idea of sustainability within Charleston’s food economy and will only show on Fri. March 13 at 7 p.m. 

Also showing at the Terrace will be five blocks of short films: three will be of Oscar-nominated shorts, and two feature local ones. And, just as in festivals past, there will be two national releases as well. Timbuktu, a nominee for best foreign film at this year’s Academy Awards, follows a cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu and find their quiet lives abruptly disturbed. Timbuktu will show Sat. March 14 and Sun. March 15 at 2:30 p.m.

David Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars, will also screen during multiple days of the fest. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Rob Pattinson, and John Cusack, Maps to the Stars showcases a Hollywood family searching for celebrity, relationships between one another, and answers to their past. Catch the South Carolina premiere March 13-15.

The fest will also showcase a number of shorts as well as screen other nationally released films. For more information, call (843) 762-4247 or visit terracetheater.com. 

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