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Park Circle's August Films

From documentaries to film weirdness

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The Greater Park Circle Film Society has released its film schedule, ranging from documentaries to an animated feature to absolute movie weirdness, for the month of August. The films play at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Olde North Charleston Picture House (4820 Jenkins Ave.). They typically cost $2 for members and $5 for non-members.

There will be two showings of Everything is Terrible on Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The movie is described in the Society’s press release as “a mix of The Holy Mountain, The Neverending Story, and that weird cult sex scene from Eyes Wide Shut.” The collective behind the film will make a live appearance in North Charleston. (This show is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $2 for members.) On Aug. 7 is the South Carolina premiere of Desert of Forbidden Art, a documentary about the Nukus Museum of Art, created by Igor Savitsky, who saved thousands of works of art during the rule of the Soviet Union.

Here and There, playing Aug. 14, features two interconnected stories about a New Yorker who travels to Serbia and a Serbian who travels to New York. The Cove, 2010’s Academy Award winner for best documentary, will play Aug. 21 in a collaboration with Drinking Liberally. The screening, which details the barbaric Taiji dolphin hunting drive, will be followed by a discussion with a to-be-announced guest speaker. Finally, Aug. 28 will feature two movies: Persepolis (based on a graphic novel about an Iranian girl growing up during the country’s revolution) at 4 p.m. and Lorna’s Silence (about a young Albanian woman that gets caught up in an evil plan) later that night.

For more information, visit the Film Society's website.

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