4th Annual Charleston Film Festival Preview

charlestonfilmfestDates and showings have been announced for the 4th Annual Charleston Film Festival (not to be confused with the Charleston International Film Festival).

The event will take place March 7th through the 10th at the Terrace Theater.

As usual, the festival will feature some of the Southeast’s best filmmakers, shorts, animation, documentaries, and feature-length films.

One such movie is SAVANNAH, a locally-produced film featuring Charleston-area actor Daniel Jones. Holy City resident John Cay was one of the producers. The movie will be shown at 7 pm on March 8th at the Terrace Theater.

Savannah boasts a well-known cast including Jim Caviezel, Bradley Whitford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jack McBrayer, Hal Holbrook and Greenville native Jaimie Alexander.

The entire schedule can be found below.

Last year’s festival included Liz Oakley’s Awaken the Dragon, a documentary about a Charleston-based dragon boat team of cancer survivors and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which was recently nominated for three Golden Globes.

Schedule

MARCH 7

Theater 1
7:00 pm
“Hava Nagila: The Movie” (2012)
(Feature) 75 min.
Director: Roberta Grossman
A documentary on the history of the song “Hava Nagila.”

9:00 pm
“A Late Quartet” (2012)
(Feature) 105 min.
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener.

Theater 3
9:00 pm
“Chasing Ice” (2012)
(Documentary) 80min.
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.


MARCH 8

Theater 1
12:30 pm
“A Late Quartet” (2012)
(Feature) 105 min.
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener.

2:30 pm
“Hannah Arendt” (2012)
(Feature) 113 min.
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

4:30 pm
“56 Up” (2012)
(Documentary) 144 min.
Directors: Michael Apted & Paul Almond
Director Michael Apted revisit’s the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

7:30 pm
“Savannah” (2012)
(Feature) 101 min.
Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Set in the post-civil war era, the true story of the legendary Ward Allen, an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter, his business partner – a free slave names Christmas Moultrie, and the love of his life, free-spirited Lucy Stubbs. As the changing times force the brilliant but troubled Ward to challenge the government to recognize his rights as a market hunter, Ward fights to preserve his love, his life-long friendship with Moultrie and above all, his cherished way of life on the Savannah river. Starring Jim Caviezel, Bradley Whitford, Sam Shepard and Hal Holbrook.

9:30 pm
“Emperor” (2012)
(Feature) 98 min.
Director: Peter Webber
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S. Starring Tommy Lee Jones & Matthew Fox.

Theater 3
12:30 pm
Academy Awards Shorts: Animation and Live Action (2012)
(Short)

4:30 pm
“A Late Quartet” (2012)
(Feature) 105 min.
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener.

9:30 pm
“Rust And Bone” (2012)
(Feature) 120 min.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Anitbes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Starring Marion Cotillard.


MARCH 9

12:30 pm
“Get Better” (2012)
(Feature) 92 min.
Director: Emily Reach White

“Hannah Arendt” (2012)
(Feature) 113 min.
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

2:30 pm
“Shorts Program” (2012)
(Short)

“56 Up” (2012)
(Documentary) 144 min.
Directors: Michael Apted & Paul Almond
Director Michael Apted revisit’s the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

4:30 pm
“Inescapable” (2012)
(Feature) 93 min.
Director: Ruba Nadda
A thriller about a father’s desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind. Starring Alexander Siddig and Marisa Tomei.

“A Late Quartet” (2012)
(Feature) 105 min.
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener.

7:30 pm
“Emperor” (2012)
(Feature) 98 min.
Director: Peter Webber
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S. Starring Tommy Lee Jones & Matthew Fox.

“Rust And Bone” (2012)
(Feature) 120 min.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Anitbes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Starring Marion Cotillard.

9:30 pm
“Yossi” (2012)
(Feature) 84 min.
Director: Eytan Fox
The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.


MARCH 10

12:30 pm
“Yossi” (2012)
(Feature) 84 min.
Director: Eytan Fox
The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

Academy Awards Shorts: Animation and Live Action (2012)
(Short)

2:30 pm
“Indie Grits” (2012)
(Short)

“The Georgia Guidestones Movie” (2012)

4:30 pm
“Harvey Gantt” (2012)

“Unfinished Song” (2012)
(Feature)93 min.
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. Starring Venessa Redgrave.

7:30 pm
“Inescapable” (2012)
(Feature) 93 min.
Director: Ruba Nadda
A thriller about a father’s desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind. Starring Alexander Siddig and Marisa Tomei.

“56 Up” (2012)
(Documentary) 144 min.
Directors: Michael Apted & Paul Almond
Director Michael Apted revisit’s the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.