A typical movie nerd schedule involves watching a movie, overly praising or bitching about the state of film, doing the customary work grind to help pay for that one movie ticket with the grease spotted bucket of popcorn and oversized soda — or that latest remastered Blu-Ray of a film that maybe 100 people have seen and 10 people actually like.

Sometimes that normally introverted activity becomes surprisingly social when two movie-related events pop up in a weekend, like oooh say, this weekend perhaps.


An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Are you a fan of Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia)? How about Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Parks And Recreation) or Craig Robinson (This Is the End, The Office) or Jemaine Clement (What We Do In The Shadows, Flight Of the Conchords)? How about humor that may fall into the dark, absurdist, or quirky category? What about that happy-go-lucky, twisted little film about an oddball relationship betwixt a father and son called The Greasy Strangler (written and directed by Jim Hosking)? If you checked any of these boxes, you may want to venture to the Terrace on James Island this Saturday to check out a one time only showing of An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, the new film by Mr. Hosking. David Wike, the co-writer, and executive producer David Gordon-Green will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

Hosking’s latest cinematic venture follows a frustrated Lulu Danger (Plaza) who, after getting fired by her shady hubby Shane Danger (Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, uses her misfortune as a reason to go off in search of a mysterious man from her past (Robinson) in town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only.” With would-be robber Colin (Clement) along for the ride, Lulu’s impromptu search yields strange results in an endearing film that also channels the weirdness of David Lynch and John Waters.

Sat. November 10 at 9:10 p.m. All tickets: $11


The 2018 South Carolina Underground Film Festival

Four years in, The South Carolina Underground Film Festival returns to celebrate all genres of independent film in one festival that features movies from all over the globe. The SCUFF is three packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Naturally, the talent in South Carolina takes center stage with short films like Among The Stars, Dragonfly, Little, Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life, Mehndi & Me, Phooled, Running Out, Sunlit, and Vampyras Psychedelikas.


Among some personal curiosities are the world premiere of A Chance Of Snow; Flat!, a documentary about people that believe the earth is flat; and The Last Of the Manson Girls, a feature about the last of Charles Manson’s female disciples. Disney fans may or may not fall for The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head, a quirky comedy about Walt Disney and a low level employee’s day-long romp through the Magic Kingdom. If you’ve ever been on the other side of film-going, you can likely relate to Multiplex 10, an animated short about movie theater employees. We’re also intrigued by the possibilities in local filmmaker William Stancil’s lycanthrope love tale, Bobby; local investigative documentary Dinkheller; and, based on title alone, the jungle prison exploitation tribute, Amazon Hot Box.

Presented in part by The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, SCUFF takes place on Nov. 9-11 at 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston. Daily tickets and 3-day passes are available.

For more information about tickets and all the films head to sc-uff.com.