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Part of the 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival programming, HUB-BUB and the Hub City Writers Project invite you to a screening of select films from the Indie Grits Festival.
The Indie Grits Festival in Columbia in presented and created by the Nickelodeon Theatre, the only non-profit, art-house theater in South Carolina.
Here's the lineup:
2012 Animated Grit Winner
Wiggle Room by Joe Schenkenberg
Many things happen around the kitchen when you're not there. Come along for the ride with the most unlikely character... a slug. Watch as he ventures into a new world filled with vibrant colors and delicious treats. However, the soothing environment is only a disguise for the evil that is lurking nearby. First time animator, Joey Shanks brings you a "stop-motion" film like no other. With many "stop-motion" animated films are shot at 12 frames per second, many of the high paced scenes of this film have been shot between 24 - 60 frames per second.
2012 Experimental Grit Winner
Zombie Dragonfly Discotheque by David Montgomery
The re-animation of a swarm of Green darner dragonflies 'Anax junius' that passed through Northeast Florida in late September. An event that (for the dragonflies) was simultaneously life at its most vibrant and carnage at its worst. Sesame Street meets Liquid Television. Inspired by a childhood collecting insects and watching Voltron.
2012 Local Grit Winner
T is for Termite by Steve Daniels
A crust punk exterminator, serving out a prison sentence, enters an abandoned house to clear it of unspeakable termite monstrosities.
2012 Young Grit Winner
Nobody Loves Anna by Shannon Jones
A film crew follows Anna through her house documenting how she lives day-to-day dealing with her possession. As the film progresses we get to meet other people in Anna’s life that are affected by her possession, including her mother, father, and boyfriend, and find out how each is dealing with this new side of Anna.
2012 Short Grit Winner
Kudzu Vine by Josh Gibson
A train advances through a railroad crossing flanked by dark masses of leaves and exits through the left of the frame, as if backwards in time. A radio program broadcasting to Georgia farmers waxes lyrical about kudzu’s many uses and virtues. This broadcast ushers in surreal and apocalyptic images and sounds of kudzu vines creeping forward, some say a foot a day. Photographed in black and white, and radiating with the luminance of early cinema, this ode to the climbing, trailing, and coiling species Pueraria lobata evokes the agricultural history and mythic textures of the South, while paying tribute to the human capacity for improvisation.
2012 Special mention from Judges
Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo by Gideon Kennedy
GRAND FUGUE ON THE ART OF GUMBO studies 'the baroque complexity of the South' through the musings of Mobile, AL native Eugene Walter, author, actor, artist, creator and chef. Using Walter's own radio broadcasts as narration, the film takes a peek at the simple ingredients that make up the Gulf Coast and its signature cuisine, gumbo, and shows how their staggered repetition builds something wholly unique and intricately beautiful.
2013 Premiere of Sci-Fly by Joe Schenkenberg
SCI-FLY is a space adventure short film that follows the tiny vessel "Spud" trying to elude a black hole that is engulfing the universe. A dark premise contrasted with divine imaginary. A fluctuating ride of tone and emotion.
Proceeds benefit both the Indie Grits Festival and the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival.