Laurel Posey

CDL presents a Virtual Film Screening: The Ice Storm

Join CMA affinity group the Columbia Design League for a screening of The Ice Storm, Ang Lee’s 1997 drama based on Rick Moody’s 1994 novel of the same name. Following the screening, Dr. Susan Felleman, professor of art history & film and media studies at UofSC, and Mark Friedberg, the film’s production designer, discuss elements of design and art beautifully highlighted in the film. Rated R; includes adult themes and language. The stream is hosted on Kast, a free watch party service available for Google Chrome browsers or via a free desktop application for Mac and PC computers.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film – “War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator”

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series begins with "War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator." This film tells the story of three American pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force during World War I: John Grider, Elliott White Springs, and Larry Callahan, known as the “Three Musketeers.” The diary on which the film is based was originally published after World War I and became a bestseller. It was assumed that the diary was written and kept by Grider, the only member of the trio to be killed in action. However, it was discovered in 1959 that Springs wrote and published the work in memory of his friend and other pilots lost in the war. The screening is free, shown at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film – Animal Planet’s “Tanked” Features Horry County Museum

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with a selection from Animal Planet’s hit show, "Tanked." The episode, "Pete Rose Scores a Tank," features the construction and installation of the Horry County Museum’s 2,500 gallon freshwater aquarium. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 27th at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2021.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film – “Chasing the Swamp Fox”

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with "Chasing the Swamp Fox." This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, details Francis Marion’s partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina. It paints a picture of life in those years and Marion’s effect on the development of modern day guerilla warfare as well as the liberation of the country. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 13th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2021.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film – “Barbecue & Homecooking: Food That Makes You Smile”

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with "Barbecue & Homecooking: Food That Makes You Smile." The film was made to promote folklore and folklife experiences visitors might have in the economically-depressed four counties of the Region III SC National Heritage Corridor. These counties bear primary roots to the beginnings and growth of barbecue in South Carolina. This film explores eateries where the cooks heading up the kitchens or barbecue pits have agrarian family roots and were first taught on wood stoves or by the side of heralded barbecue pit-men. They maintain today’s recipes with ingredients and cooking methods learned at the side of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles or grandparents . Showing Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film Series Continues with “Southern Stews: A Taste of the South”

This documentary, introduced and narrated by Southern food writer John Egerton, takes the viewer across the South to connect the dots between such Southern stews such as Burgoo and Brunswick. The traditions of cooking communal stews in huge black iron pots stirred with wooden paddles has long been a way of Southern gatherings-whether at hunt clubs, church or family reunions, during holidays, or special events such as commemorating the end of harvests or to feed workers helping out at hog killing time. These stews required a number of workers, with a division of labor usually split between women who would prepare vegetables for the stews and men working in shifts under a stew-master to constantly stir the stew for up to 18 hours before serving.

Laurel Posey

South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series 2

The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues December 16th at 1:00 PM with an installment of the South Carolina Hall of Fame Film Series produced by SCETV. This film will feature inductees from the Early 20th Century. Established in 1973, The South Carolina Hall of Fame, located in Myrtle Beach, inducts one deceased and one contemporary honoree each year. It is by law the “official” Hall of Fame for South Carolina. There are nearly 100 members of the South Carolina Hall of Fame, each of whom has made contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film Series Continues With “Between the Waters”

The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Between the Waters. This 30 minute film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, shares the history of Hobcaw, named after a Native American word meaning "between the waters." The event offers a chance to learn the Native American and African American history of Hobcaw as well as the history of environmental conservation that continues at the site. The film is free and starts at 1 p.m. December 23rd. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2020. For a full list of films, visit horrycountymuseum.org.

Laurel Posey

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.

Laurel Posey

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.