Every little Southern town has its oddities, whether it’s Tony the Peanut Man or that guy with the cans from Colleton County, and Elbert County, Ga. is no different.
In 1979, an unidentified man known as R.C. Christian commissioned the building of a monument to declare 10 principles for mankind — one of them is “Prize truth, beauty, love, seeking harmony with the infinite.” (Wait, wasn’t that in a Bob Marley song?)
Either way, teacher and filmmaker Mike Reser is premiering his documentary on the monuments, The Georgia Guidestones Movie, in Park Circle. The film explores the mystery surrounding their construction, and it takes “an old school approach to documentary making,” according to Reser. “Part of the reason I got into filmmaking was to look at the oddities, to capture storytelling,” he says.
The film is having its first public showing at the Olde North Charleston Picture House (4820 Jenkins Ave.) on June 2 at 8 p.m. They’ll be taking donations for the film that will go toward the project’s Kickstarter.
As for the rest of the month, there’s a free Funimation at the Movies screening of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos on June 6. The Color Wheel, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe in the wilds of Tasmania, will also be featured. The free Community Cinema Series screening, the suicide doc Don’t Change the Subject (it’s more comedic than it sounds), takes place on June 24 at 4 p.m. And the month closes with One Day on Earth on June 30.
Unless noted, films start at 8 p.m. and cost $2 for members and $5 for non-members. Visit the Park Circle Film Society's website for more.