by Susan Cohen
Lowcountry Indie Shorts may be, well, short, but it’s growing tremendously with every round. This time, the little fest of films hosted by the Park Circle Film Society is a two-day affair with screenings at the Terrace Theater, and it’s gone beyond a regional focus to feature films from all around the world, with entries from Poland, Australia, Italy, Germany, and France. Here’s a rundown on the more local films:
Henry Snyder’s Randall premiered at the 2012 Charleston International Film Festival. The Charmer’s Snake by Mt. Pleasant’s Harry Barnes is about, not surprisingly, a snake charmer — and his snake, who isn’t too happy about their lifestyle. David Walton Smith will present The High Road Home, his SCAD thesis film. Sullivan’s Island’s Kayla Morrisey has Echo Park in the fest, about two young strangers falling in love-at-first date. And Moncks Corner will be represented by Gene A. DiMaria II’s experimental A Psalm and Dominic DiMaria’s The Crazy One, a tribute to Steve Jobs.
Admission for each block is $5 for members and $7 for non-members, with screenings on Sept. 21 and 22. Visit parkcirclefilms.org for a complete rundown. By the way, this writer is lucky enough to call herself a juror of the fest.