PULP Gallery owner Will Eiseman loves movies. He loves movies so much that he has created a film society, the Phantom Film Society, that shows flicks in PULP on an 18-foot-screen.

Eiseman intends to show older films, especially black-and-white ones. “There were movies before Indiana Jones,” he says. “There’s a history to film culture that most people don’t know.”

Sensing a need for more film screenings in Charleston, Eiseman created a viewing space in the back of his gallery with enough room for 48 seats. The Society has already screened movies like Cat People and Miracle Mile, and the series continues on alternating Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Guests are asked to bring a $6 donation, along with any drinks or snacks they may want. Upcoming films include Kafka (May 15) and The Fury (May 29). Eiseman says that, when possible, he will present live question-and-answer periods with the writers or filmmakers of the films via Skype.

If you’re an aspiring filmmaker seeking a little bit of guidance, you may want to check out Eiseman’s sessions on writing comedy for film and TV along with one for writing animation, which he plans on holding this summer. “There’s no film school here,” says Eiseman. “But people are really into it. I want a place where people can show their films on a screen.” 

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