New Indie Film Series on James Island
For 12 weeks, beginning March 2, Carmike Cinemas on James Island hosts an Independent Film Series. Tickets are $5. The first film shown is Remarkable Power!, produced by Tom Arnold and starring Kevin Nealon. Nealon is a talk-show host who tries to do anything in his power to stop his show from being cancelled. Hilarity, mystery, and murder ensue is this crazy comedy. All Along follows Richard Harrison, who is going through a mid-life crisis. When he fantasizes, he actually enters his fantasies for moments at a time. In Bad for Business, Jerry runs a business in which he stalks recently heartbroken women to boost their self-esteem. The tables turn when an old business partner, Ted, gets stalked by an ex-girlfriend. Altered Courses takes place in the year 2042 when Sandy and Ford tell their story to a young couple trying to make important life decisions. In One Lamb, Jackson Price finds himself in a hospital where he is diagnosed with cancer. With no one else to turn to, Price finds solace in a stranger who answered his cry for help in the dark. In a mere 30 minutes, The Lonely Stag pays tribute to Ireland through song and poetry. Waiting for My Real Life pays close attention to a crisis taking over America, obesity. Check out www.independentfilmseries.com.
The Southern Artists Celebratory Series premieres in May. The inaugural series presents the works of U.S. poet laureate James Dickey, starting with Deliverance on Sat. May 30 at the Terrace Theatre. The classic film, based on Dickey’s 1970 novel, will be accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by independent filmmaker Peter Wentworth. Later, the series hosts Camera Obscura, Small Views of a Big Poet at the Visitor’s Center Auditorium. Two films are on deck: Lord, Let Me Die, but Not Die Out and Two Poets, Two Friends. The first depicts Dickey on a three-week brainstorming adventure, conversing with students and confessional poet Robert Lowell. The second shows snippets of the friendship between Dickey and Robert Penn Warren, southern poet and co-founder of New Criticism. The weekend finishes with the hosting of James Dickey: An American Poet Remembered at the Circular Congregational Church in which Deborah Dickey, the poet’s widow, gives an intimate presentation of Dickey’s life. —Reina Gascon-Lopez