Great documentary and panel discussion this Saturday at 6:30 pm:
Sing Your Song surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. (singyoursongthemovie.com)
The post-movie moderated Q&A will explore how Belafonte and his peers have influenced Charleston artists, and will touch on the history of social justice in the arts, and the creative value of framing one’s artistic career around a cause. In honor of our guest panelists, GPCFS will give half of all ticket sales and donations from the event to Human Rights Watch.
Noted special guests include Myrtle Glascoe, the first Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture; textile designer and curator Cookie Washington, filmmaker Liz Oakley (awarding winning writer/producer of Sentencing the Victim) and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. The panel will be moderated by Dr. George Hopkins, historian and activist.
WHERE: The Olde North Charleston Picture House, 4820 Jenkins Ave. just off E. Montague Street, North Charleston
WHEN: Saturday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. (panel immediately following film)
This event is open to the public; $2 for GPCFS members, $5 for nonmembers. Please note the earlier screening time of 6:30 for this special event.
About the Greater Park Circle Film Society (GPCFS)
The Greater Park Circle Film Society is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2008. Our mission is to screen quality films, educate the public, and engage in community development.
GPCFS has a vision to become an anchor for film and community in the Lowcountry. We seek to showcase local, national, and international filmmakers. We connect aspiring filmmakers with each other and with investors; further community development through collaborations with neighborhoods and other non-profits; and advance knowledge and appreciation about cinema and the filmmaking process.