SC Arts Commission 40th Anniversary
Forty Lists Project
Your favorite film with a South Carolina connection
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"They took an abandoned nuclear cooling tower in Gaffney and used it as a tank to film the underwater scenes. Great repurposing! The cast and crew stayed in and around Gaffney, and when Orson Scott Card did a novelization of the book, he even made one of the minor characters from Gaffney."
The Big Chill
"Fun to see the Lowcountry scenes and great music, of course."
"It was the first documentary made independently in S.C. to be shown nationally over PBS, play in 20 museums and arts councils in the South and to win 12 film awards."
For Every Person There is a Name
"This is not a feel good subject, but it is a film with enormous humanity."
"This one must be near the top of our list. I first saw the movie the evening of July 4, in a cabin at Cheraw State Park, while doing historical research there. It was the week of Strom Thurmond's funeral and the day before a family reunion at the park. All that, paired with the many, many beloved-from-childhood locations seen in the film, and all the allusions to Francis Marion, have made this one of my favorite films of all time."
"This is such a fun movie - and filmed in Myrtle Beach!"
Other Voices, Other Rooms
"Shot entirely in S.C. with a crew of S.C. independent filmmakers including the producer."
The People Who Take Up Serpents
Gretchen Robinson’s “The People Who Take Up Serpents,” (1974) is a sensitive portrayal of the members of a snake handling sect, shot largely in upstate South Carolina.