For Immediate Release
Gibbes Film Show "Life, Love & Liberty" Features Independent Films Celebrating Art And History
Film of the largest reenactment ever seen in Charleston to premiere at the Gibbes on November 1
(Charleston, SC) - On November 1st at 7 p.m., the Gibbes Museum of Art presents “Life, Love & Liberty,” a screening of short films by local and national moviemakers that features the premiere of “The Siege of Charleston”, a reenactment film developed over a years’ time in Charleston. The show will take place in the Gibbes’ courtyard and is organized by author and filmmaker Nick Smith. “Life, Love & Liberty” celebrates the Gibbes’ new contemporary exhibition Now!, which features video art among other media. The Museum will be open during the screening, and attendees will be invited to view the exhibition. Admission to “Life, Love and Liberty” is $9/ adults, $7/ seniors, students and military, $5/ youth 6-12 years, Free/Gibbes members and children 5 and under. The rain date for this event is Nov. 8th.
THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON PREMIERE
A year in the making, this takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the largest reenactment ever seen in Charleston, with hundreds of living historians recreating the 225th anniversary of the city’s Revolutionary War siege. Cannons, naval vessels, skirmishes and full-scale battles all shake up the picturesque backdrop of Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation.
FEATURED FILMS INCLUDE:
THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON
A year in the making, this takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the largest reenactment ever seen in Charleston,
MY FATHER’S HOPE
An achingly personal documentary by Ron Mangravite, cinematographer of Godard in America.
A riotous look at Lowcountry history, from the makers of Eclectic Eel magazine.
THE ART OF LIFE
A sumptuous journey through Europe, sampling its artistic delights.
ATARI STRACH ZARATHUSTRA
Animated comedy by West Ashley-based Digital Cinema Productions.
Profiling local artist Lese Corrigan, by award-winning local director Ros Smith.
GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.
Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.
As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.
135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401