Writers' Film festival is June 14
Short stories written by twelve fiction writers with South Carolina roots will be turned into short films in the annual Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival June 14. The writers include Brock Adams, Cynthia Boiter, Kwame Dawes, Pam Durban, Philip Gardner, Bret Lott, Thomas McConnell, Keith Morris, Ron Rash, George Singleton, Bob Strother, and Anthony Varallo.
HUB-BUB and the University of South Carolina Upstate present the third annual Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, sponsored by Contec Inc.
The film festival will take place Saturday, June 14 at the Chapman Cultural Center Theater at 200 East St. John Street in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This festival is the only one of its kind in the world, pairing acclaimed short stories by South Carolina authors with regional filmmakers who adapt the stories into short films. This year’s festival includes stories written by authors Ron Rash, Brett Lott, George Singleton, Pam Durban, and many more.
The judges for the festival are actress Celia Weston, film critic Michael Dunaway, and writer Scott Gould. We are especially delighted to welcome New York actress and Spartanburg native Celia Weston. Nominated for a Tony award for Best Actress, Weston is well-known on the screen from the films Dead Man Walking, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Far From Heaven, Junebug, and many more.
Tickets for the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival can be purchased at the Chapman Cultural Center box office, by phone at (864) 542-2787, or online by clicking “Purchase Tickets” at expectinggoodness.com.
The Premiere Awards Screening is at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20. The Matinee Judges’ Screening is at noon, and tickets are $10. The Indie Grants works-in-progress films will screen at 4 p.m., and admission is free.
For more information about the festival, visit www.expectinggoodness.com or contact Peter Caster at (864) 503-5677.
Other sponsors include Unified AV, the Spartanburg Film Commission, and members of the larger upstate community. This program is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.