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Each year, the Halsey Institute screens independent films often 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: EARTHCASTER
Thursday, March 31, 8PM
Auditorium, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St.
The documentary EARTHCASTER explores the work of artist Thomas Sayre, whose art-making process blends art and science, and joins the natural and man-made in a sometimes dangerous dance of gravity and grace. Bringing Sayre’s massive sculptures out of the earth is always collaborative, involving whole communities and many individuals who may not otherwise meet.
The art-making process begins with thoughtful conversations among citizens and elected officials about the work they aim to commission and the messages to be conveyed. This experience of give and take flies in the face of the stereotype of the artist as lone maverick or misanthrope. Indeed, when Sayre is most successful, the pleasure of creation is broadly shared and relationships endure.
Q&A with film producers Georgann Eubanks & Donna Campbell and popcorn from Butcher & Bee