It seems like everyone in Charleston has had a Bill Murray interaction. For those of us who haven’t had a run-in, we’re always jealously listening to our friends’ stories and waiting for our own shining moment with the conspicuous star. It’s about time someone made a movie about the endless pursuit of the actor.
Emily Reach White and Chris White’s latest film Cinema Purgatorio
, filmed locally in Charleston, is a comedy about a group of 48-hour filmmakers trying to get Murray to star in their movie. “When you’re looking for Bill, it’s amazing how many people ‘just saw him yesterday at this bar’ or ‘live next door to him.’ We are convinced that there are four to five Bill Murrays employed by Bill Murray to create the illusion of Bill Murray ubiquity in Charleston,” says Chris.
Chris and Emily have long been fans of the Holy City, so filming in Charleston was a breeze. “From downtown side streets to the white sand coast, we found the city friendly, open, and willing to help. We also found the atmosphere in Charleston to be creatively-charged. It was invigorating to work and make in Charleston,” Emily adds. Park Circle Films is using the hashtag #BringUsBillMurray to invite Bill to the screening.
Emily and Chris’ film is from their Paris MTN Scout Productions, a company that focuses on “out of the box” creativity. The filmmakers (and Bill Murray if we’re lucky) will be present at the screening and special after-party at the Olde Jenkins Community Building (4820 Jenkins Ave.).
Cinema Purgatorio will be screened on Sat. July 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 ($2 for Park Circle Film Society members). For more information visit, parkcirclefilms.org