Museum Matinee: South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III
The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III. This 30-minute film explores two famous ghosts with roots on Pawley’s Island: “The Gray Man” and “Alice of the Hermitage.” The program also investigates “Bubba the Ghost” at the South Carolina State Museum and the ghosts of the University of South Carolina’s Longstreet Theatre; and the Carolina Stories crew travels to Charleston to unearth tales of buried treasure and other legendary pirate stories. The free screening is October 28th at 1 p.m.
South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. II
The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. II. The film takes a spine-tingling look at the Palmetto State’s ghosts, legends, and other chilling mysteries. From the scenic Upstate to the moss-canopied streets of the Coast, ETV goes on hair-raising jaunts through cemeteries, a college bell tower, a haunted railroad, and other sites, uncovering the stories that have persisted for decades. The free screening is October 21st at 1 p.m.
Transforming the Grand Strand: Hurricane Hazel
October 15th, 1954, Hurricane Hazel slammed into the Grand Strand as a Category 4 hurricane on a full moon high tide and forever changed the area. The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Transforming the Grand Strand: Hurricane Hazel, locally produced by Stages Video, reconstructing the devastating impact of Hurricane Hazel on Myrtle Beach and Horry County through interviews with survivors, archival photographs and film footage. The free screening is October 14th at 1 p.m.
Museum Matinee: South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. I
The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. I, a 30-minute film tracking the legends and lore from South Carolina’s past. It's a haunting journey from the Old Exchange Dungeon in Charleston to the Abbeville Opera House in the Upstate, searching for the Lands’ End Ghost that walks the Carolina coast and - maybe the most famous of all - the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. The free screening will be held October 7th, starting at 1 p.m.
Online Film Screening: ART/new york No. 39– Robert Colescott: An American Original
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents a virtual screening of "ART/new york – Robert Colescott: An American Original," September 29th at 7 p.m. The 1993 film looks at paintings by Colescott as seen in a 1982 mid-career exhibition at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in SOHO. In a lengthy interview, Colescott addresses issues that pertain to his role as an African American in contemporary art, depicting race relations, politics, religion, social status, and historical events with irony and an acerbic sense of humor. Viewers will be able to submit questions for a Q&A with the film's director, Paul Tschinkel, following the screening. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Film Screening: Feathers of Fire
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents an online screening of the film version of "Feathers of Fire," a shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic poem, "Shahnameh." The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen. The story is an action-packed tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, two star-crossed lovers of old Persia. The screening begins at at 7 p.m. October 27th, followed by a Zoom Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian. The event is free, but an RSVP is required; reserve your spot by emailing Bryan Granger at email@example.com.
Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home
Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home is an online exhibition featuring 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland in various capacities. Through the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, artists were paired with writers who offer their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. When taken together, this collection of work provides an opportunity to consider the traits and aspects that are both similar and jarringly disparate–from Asia to Africa, to Europe & the Middle East. Throughout the fall of 2020, content will be added to the website to further enrich the project, including virtual conversations between artist-writer pairs, educational packets, a film screening, interactive voicemail and mapping activities, and responsive projects by College of Charleston students. The project is online at Displacements.org through December 12th.
Museum Matinee: General William Westmoreland: The Man Behind the Four Stars
The Horry County Museum's 2020 Documentary Film Series continues with a free screening of "General William Westmoreland: The Man Behind the Four Stars." Part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, this 30-minute film is the story of General Westmoreland, an Eagle Scout from Spartanburg County, who earned medals for bravery in World War II and became a Four-Star General, and the Military Commander of Allied Forces in Vietnam from 1964-1968. Historians, family and friends remember the uncompromising values of the man behind the four stars. The film will be shown September 30th at 1 p.m. at the Horry County Museum in Conway.
Museum Matinee: Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century
The Horry County Museum's 2020 Documentary Film Series continues with a free screening of the South Carolina ETV film, "Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century." Hurricane Hugo made landfall north of Charleston sometime around midnight September 22, 1989. A category 4 storm, Hugo caused significant damage along the South Carolina coast. The Grand Strand saw 12 foot high walls of water and almost every business along the coast had damage or was destroyed, including three piers in Myrtle Beach. It’s estimated that at the time, Hugo caused around $7 billion worth of damage to the area. This film explores the impact of Hugo five years after it hit South Carolina. The film will be shown September 23rd at 1 p.m. at the Horry County Museum in Conway.
Museum Matinee – Simeon Brooks Chapin: A Man of Action
The Horry County Museum's 2020 Documentary Film Series continues with a free screening of Simeon Brooks Chapin: A Man of Action. A successful businessman, Simeon Brooks Chapin was involved in each of the communities in which he lived, including Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His philanthropy provided for schools, churches, libraries, hospitals, and YMCAs. He showed his care of people by establishing programs and institutions to make their lives better. Even after his death in 1945, his philosophy lives on. Through his four foundations, he continues to build the communities he loved and inspire others. The film will be shown September 16th at 1 p.m. at the Horry County Museum in Conway.