ABOUT OUR FILMS

Each year, the Halsey Institute screens independent films in conjunction with the exhibition on view. The films’ content varies greatly, but the events always have the same focus, to bring independent film and filmmakers to Charleston for stimulating conversation and to serve as a meeting place for community members, no matter their interests. Discover the value and magic of independent films!

FILM SCREENING | Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
Thursday, September 24, 7PM
Chapel Theatre

Q&A with the filmmaker Olympia Stone and reception to follow the film
Free admission and popcorn from The Daily

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck pulls back the curtain on one of the United States’s most accomplished and original yet least-known working artists. A master sculptor, carver, and painter, David Beck works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with observations of the world we know. Curious Worlds captures Beck at work in his studio and reflecting on his process in an intimate portrait illuminating what it takes to create a masterwork: extraordinary ideas, an almost eerie ability to focus on the work, and, patience. The only artist to have three solo exhibits at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, David Beck comes across as the smartest, most creative guy you knew in high school. He didn’t get a day job.

Community Partners 2015