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USCB Center for the Arts is the only place to see indie films in Beaufort, SC.  We have selected a wide range of movies from comedies, dramas, documentaries, and more.  These movies have world wide acclaim and are award winners in numerous film festivals.

Seymour

Monday, August 3, 2015    7pm

 

Directed by Ethan Hawke

English  1 hr 21 mins, rated PG

SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION is a glorious portrait of one of the most unlikely but

truly magnetic characters ever to grace the screen – 86 year-old pianist Seymour Bernstein

(whom Hawke first met at a dinner party, when Bernstein counseled him through a bout of

stage fright).

Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned

fifteen, he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer

before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While

Ethan Hawke’s gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his

exceptional life and work, it’s also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about

the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art. SEYMOUR:

AN INTRODUCTION allows us to spend time with a generous human

being who

has found balance and harmony through his love of music.

Wolfpack

Monday, August 10, 2015    7pm

 

Directed by Crystal Moselle

Starring  Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo

English  1 hr 20 mins, rated R

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo

brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the

Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate

homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity,

creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of

isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power

dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society

without disbanding the brotherhood.

Boulevard

Monday, August 17, 2015    7pm

 

Directed by Dito Montiel

Starring Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker

English 1 hr 28 mins, rated R

Starring the remarkable Robin Williams in his final dramatic performance, Boulevard centers on a

married but closeted 60-year-old bank officer, Nolan (Williams), whose spontaneous turn down an

unknown street upends his monotonous life and marriage. After forming an unusual friendship with

a young, charismatic hustler named Leo, Nolan finds himself on a journey of self-discovery that forces

him to confront lifelong secrets he has kept from his wife, Joy, (Kathy Baker) and even himself. Nolan’s

climactic decision to confront who he really is promises to bring happiness and reconciliation to both

him and his wife, proving that it is never too late to change life for the better. From acclaimed director

Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One) and written by Douglas

Soesbe, Boulevard boasts an ensemble cast that includes Bob Odenkirk (TV’s Better Call Saul) and in a

breakout performance as Leo, Roberto Aguire (Struck by Lightning).

Love & Mercy

Monday, August 24, 2015    7pm

 

Directed by Bill Pohlad

Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks

English

2 hrs 1 min, rated PG-13

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter

and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film

intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at

extraordinary personal cost

of art.

 

"Classically, an independent film was one that was made outside of the conventional studio system, be that Hollywood, Bollywood or Pinewood. But with the rise of the 'independent' labels of the major studios, such as Fox Searchlight and Paramount Vantage, that distinction is pretty much moot...I’d argue that the term 'independent film' should be reserved for talking about the movie itself, rather than how it was financed. There’s a reason the word 'independence' so often shows up in proximity to 'revolution' — a shared spirit of frustration, anarchy ... From their conception, independent films aren’t just made outside of the studio system. They are made in opposition to the studio system, with its relentless need to round off the corners and soften the blows. And in standing against the status quo, independent films help to change it." -Screenwriter/Director John August.

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