Your favorite local duo is back on the big screen with Shovels & Rope: The Movie, which will debut on Fri. March 15 during the 10th Annual Charleston Film Festival at the Terrace Theater (1956 Maybank Hwy.)
This is the second film for the duo, who released The Ballad of Shovels & Rope in the fall of 2014. That film covered the couple’s rise to success, from writing “Birmingham” on their Johns Island front porch to winning big at the Americana Music Awards.
As for the new movie, Curtis Wayne Millard wrote and directed it, while ShoRo manager Paul Bannister produced the film. Comedy duo Nameless Numberhead’s Henry Riggs was on script supervision while the comedy team’s Maari Suorsa stars in the film alongside, also comedians, Jason Groce and Camille Lowden (Mary Kay Has a Posse) — so guys, we’re expecting to have some chuckles come March 15.
Jon Childers narrates, and, of course, there’s also Shovels & Rope: Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.
At the beginning of the film’s trailer Childers says, “You know, for the purposes of protecting the innocent, let’s just call this town Any Ole Town, USofA” — but as you can see from the crosstown overpass and the old American Theater on King Street, that’s our dear old Charleston.
According to a Facebook post, the cast and crew will be on hand after the screening for a Q&A session and “some other fun surprises.”
If you’ve yet to score your ShoRo-curated High Water Festival tickets, you’ll have the chance to win some via a charity auction at the Terrace, plus there will be plenty of the duo’s Swimmin’ Time lager, a recent collab with Commonhouse Aleworks.
For tickets to the Shovels & Rope: The Movie, go here.