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.
What exactly are indie films otherwise termed independent films? “The definition of what constitutes an independent film, or indie film, still needs to be clarified, although it usually means a film made outside of the established studio system, also known as the ‘mainstream’ professional circuit... Independent films, often with unconventional plots and characters…is in many ways the Holy Grail in the film business - something most everyone who makes movies strives for but can never quite attain. To be independent in the film business denotes a freedom from something whether the vicissitudes of the commercial market or the matrix of companies that dominate the production and distribution of motion pictures in America.” --Cine Collage Production
Monday, September 22nd, 7:00pm
Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, CANOPY is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.
Magic In The Moonlight
Monday, September 29th, 7:00pm
Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.
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Monday, October 6th
A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.
The Trip To Italy
Monday, October 13th
Michael Winterbottom's film takes comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri, idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed keep the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads.
Days and Nights
Monday, October 20th
A writer/director Christian Camargo’s directorial debut, inspired by Anton Chekhov’s "The Seagull" and set in rural New England in the 1980s, the film centers around Elizabeth, a movie star, who brings her paramour Peter to her lakeside estate to visit her family on Memorial Day weekend. The household includes her ailing brother, her artist son, his ethereal muse, the family doctor and the estate’s custodian, the careless caretaker and his wife, their temperamental daughter and her long suffering ornithologist husband — the keeper of the sacred land where a bald eagle is trying to raise its young. During the weekend a disastrous turn of events leads the family from dysfunction to heartbreak and, ultimately, salvation.
Love Is Strange
Monday, October 27th
After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live downstairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
"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.