by John Stoehr
For 12 weeks, beginning March 2, Carmike Cinemas brings the Independent Film Series to the James Island Carmike Cinema. It's a chance to watch independent films in the same environment as major movie studios. Ticket are $5 which is affordable for everyone.
The first film shown is Remarkable Power! produced by Tom Arnold and starring Kevin Nealon. Nealon is a talk-show host who tries to do anything in his power to stop his show from being cancelled. Hilarity, mystery, and murder ensue is this crazy comedy.
All Along follows character Richard Harrison who is going through a mid-life crisis. When he fantasizes, he actually enters his fantasies for moments at a time.
In Bad for Business, Jerry runs a business in which he stalks recently heart-broken women to boost their self-esteem. The tables turn when an old business partner, Ted, gets stalked by an ex-girlfriend.
Altered Courses takes place in the year 2042 when Sandy and Ford tell their story to a young couple trying to make important life decisions.
In One Lamb, Jackson Price finds himself in a hospital where he is diagnosed with cancer. With no one else to turn to, Price finds solace in a stranger who answered his cry for help in the dark.
In a mere 30 minutes, The Lonely Stag pays tribute to Ireland through song and poetry.
Waiting for My Real Life pays close attention to a crisis taking over America, obesity. This films proves how deep the bonds of government and corporation run.
To check out the other films being shown go to www.independentfilmseries.com. —Emma Hart