by Susan Cohen
As we mentioned in March, Awaken the Dragon, a locally produced documentary by Liz Oakley, won big at the Charleston Film Festival, claiming the title of Best Regional Film. As part of its award, the movie, which chronicles a local dragon boat team made up of cancer survivors, will receive a week of exhibition at the Terrace Theater, running April 6-12.
"I think every independent filmmaker dreams about screening their film at their hometown theater, and I'm thrilled about the opportunity to share the story of Dragon Boat Charleston with Charleston," Oakley says. "The Terrace is the perfect venue for this film. And, after all, I've always thought Awaken the Dragon would look great on the marquee."
The screenings mark the first time a locally made film will have a full run at the theater.
"Movies are made to entertain, to move you and make you think," says Paul Brown, the Terrace's owner and organizer of CFF. "Awaken the Dragon does it all. It's a beautiful movie."
Tickets are regularly priced at $7 for matinee and $7 for seniors, $8 for students, and $10 for adults. Check out the Terrace's website for more info.