The film festival at the annual Pawley’s Island Festival of Music and Art (September 18 – October 2, 2011) will include screenings of two documentaries supported by SC Humanities: Saving Sandy Island and Nothing to Prove: Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues.
Saving Sandy Island will be shown on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Tara Theater of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Tickets are required. Saving Sandy Island tells the story of the historic Gullah community on Sandy Island and how they worked with a coalition to save the land and culture of the island. A discussion of the documentary with producer Betsy Newman and Lee Brockington of the Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown will follow the screening. Learn more about Saving Sandy Island: http://www.scetv.org/index.php/carolina_stories/show/saving_sandy_island/. Betsy Newman will also introduce her new documentary Belle Baruch, tentatively scheduled to premiere in November 2011, that was supported by SC Humanities through a Major Grant in September 2010.
Nothing to Prove: Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues will be shown on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Tara Theater of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Tickets are required. This documentary follows South Carolina blues musician Mac Arnold on a journey around the country, bringing his unique Southern sound to a national public. Learn more about Nothing to Prove: http://stanwoodward.com/.
The Pawley’s Island Festival of Music and Art will take place September 18 – October 2, 2011. More information, including for ticket purchase, can be found on the website: http://pawleysmusic.com/.
SC Humanities has long been a source of funding for documentaries highlighting South Carolina history and culture and is proud to have been a part of these two projects, which will reach new audiences in September.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.