Continuing in the spirit of Underexposed Film Festival yc, this film series introduces the best in independent film to our audience, and returns timeless classics to the big screen.

 

Have an independently produced, full-length, feature film that you'd like us to consider showing as a part of our film series? Send an email that includes your name, the production company's name, the film's name, the runtime, a link to the film or the film's trailer, and a brief synopsis, to arts@yorkcountyarts.org.

2014
The Strange and Unusual
The Strange & Unusual and Q&A Session with Filmmaker Anil Dhokai
Friday, June 13, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Community Performance Center
249 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC 29730
Tickets: $7
Comedy | 2014 | 97 minutes 
Director: Anil Dhokai
 
A desperate producer teams up with a dysfunctional crew to shoot the final episode of a canceled paranormal reality TV show. 
 
Making entertainment is difficult, especially in the fast-paced world of reality TV. Real life is boring and it often takes more than a film crew with cameras to capture true drama. 
 
Joel, the producer of a not-so-popular supernatural reality show called "The Strange and Unusual" has just learned the network has decided to pull the plug after less than 4 years on the air. With a tight budget and very little time, Joel has one episode left to shoot. Determined to give the network an episode they won't forget, Joel takes his crew to film their strangest case yet.

2013
  • ManDove
    ManDove and Q&A Session with Filmmakers Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM
    DiGiorgio Campus Center
    2020 Alumni Drive | 269 DiGiorgio Center
    Tickets: $5 at the door
    Documentary | 2010 | 65 minutes | Not Rated
    Directors: Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong
     
    To be a real man, one must have a wife, a house, a horse, a dagger, and a singing dove. -Javanese traditional wisdom The last requirement can only be fulfilled by owning perkutut.
     
    From award-winning documentary filmmakers Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong, this unusual film leaves the interpretive narrative at home as it blends ethnographic filmmaking and reflexive documentary form into a highly unique cultural adventure. The two filmmakers dive into an ancient rite of manhood in Islamic Java – the tender and raucous sport of the singing doves, the Indonesian NASCAR. When General Zainuri announces the Perkutut Championship in Java, Indonesia, thousands of Muslim men arrive at the grounds. Seven hundred poles stand in the center. Men hoist their doves – perkutut – dangling them 20 feet high in a sea of colorful cages. A team of judges roams the forest of posts straining to discern the birds’ magical coos. If impressed, judges tack a flag to the pole. After three hours a winner is declared.

  • Tying the Knot
    Tying the Knot and Q&A Session with Filmmaker Jim de Sève
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 12:00 NOON
    Digiorgio Campus Center
    2020 Alumni Drive | 269 DiGiorgio Center
    Tickets: $5 at the door
    Documentary | 2003 | 81 minutes | Not Rated
    Director: Jim de Sève
     
    When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of police officer Lois Marrero, her wife of thirteen years, Mickie, is honored as her surviving spouse but denied all pension benefits. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher, loses his beloved husband of 22 years, long-estranged cousins of his late spouse try to lay claim to everything Sam has. As Mickie and Sam's lives are put on trial, they are forced to confront the tragic reality that in the eyes of the law their marriages mean nothing. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the past and present to uncover the meaning of civil marriage in America today.

    Tying the Knot has shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sao Paolo International, Montreal Festival of World Film, Frameline International, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and 75 others; and has won 11 film festival awards, including the 2004 Best Documentary award at the 2004 Frameline Film Festival.

  • His Girl Friday
    His Girl Friday
    Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM
    Community Performance Center
    249 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC
    Tickets: $6
    Comedy/Romance | 18 January 1940 | 92 minutes
    Rated: Not Rated (ACYC's suggested rating: PG)
    Director: Howard Hawks
     
    His Girl Friday brings the newsroom to life as Walter Burns, editor of a major Chicago newspaper, pulls out all of the stops to keep from losing his ace reporter (and ex-wife), Hildy Johnson, to an insurance salesman!
     
    Adapted from the play, The Front Page , His Girl Friday is number 19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Laughs.

  • My Man Godfrey
    My Man Godfrey
    Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM
    Community Performance Center
    249 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC
    Comedy/Romance | 17 September 1936 | 94 minutes | Rated G
    Director: Gregory La Cava
     
    Named one of the American Film Institute's funniest comedies, and voted by Premiere magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Comedies of All Time," My Man Godfrey is based on the short story, 1101 Park Avenue,  by Eric Hatch. Set in New York City during the Great Depression,  wealthy socialite, Irene Bullock hires a man who is down on his luck and living at the dump to be her "forgotten man" in a scavenger hunt. By the end of the night, she has hired him to be the family butler. Falling into his new role, he quickly realizes that his eccentric, new employers' antics  are not so unfamiliar -  it's as if he has lived this life before.

  • And Then There Were None
    And Then There Were None
    Saturday, February 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM
    Community Performance Center
    249 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC
    Crime/Drama/Mystery | 31 October 1945 | 97 minutes
    Rated: Not Rated (suggested PG-13)
    Director: René Clair
     
    And Then There Were None  is based on the novel and ensuing stage play of the same name by Agatha Christie. When ten people are invited to an isolated island by the absent Mr. U. N. Owen, the guests are killed one-by-one until only 2 remain. Accusations are made, and each is a suspect. Whodunit, and where is Mr. U. N. Owen? 

Winthrop University's Cultural Event

Winthrop University's Cultural Event