A lot of the outdoor cinema events happening around the country this summer are pretty run-of-the-mill: a family-friendly movie in the park, usually "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" or "Shrek". Which is great - a cost-effective family activity under a beautiful summer sky; an opportunity to get out into our parks and downtown areas and associate with our neighbors and friends in a community experience. It brings people together, it revitalizes public spaces, and I affirm these outdoor movie events wholeheartedly. But the truth is: there's only so many times you can see "The Bee Movie". Or "Dark Knight", even. That's why I'm always excited to see outdoor film screenings that break the mold, the guerrilla screenings that take place in impromptu parking lots and show subversive shorts, or museums and galleries that use outdoor cinema as an art form. And tonight, Charleston, South Carolina is being treated to one of these more unusual screenings as Eye Level Art Presents an outdoor movie on the 103 Green
Eye Level Art is a contemporary art gallery in Charleston, and this summer they will be hosting outdoor movie screenings of some of the lesser-screened films: vintage classics, local and independent films, and the occasional cult classic (because you can never see "Donnie Darko" too many times!). Tonight's premier screening will show Hitchcock's "North by Northwest". Doors open at 8:00pm; the film will begin at sundown. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Beer, wine, and food will be sold throughout the open air cinema screening.
103 Spring St.
TONIGHT, July 21, 8:00pm
"North by Northwest" (1959)
New York advertising executive Roger Thornhill is kidnapped by a gang of spies led by Philip Vandamm, who believe Thornhill is CIA agent George Kaplan. Thornhill escapes, but must find Kaplan in order to clear himself of a murder it is believed he committed. Following Kaplan to Chicago as a fugitive from justice, Thornhill is helped by beautiful Eve Kendall. In Chicago, she delivers a message to Kaplan that almost costs Thornhill his life when he is chased across a cornfield by a crop-dusting plane.
Eye Level Art official website