Stan Woodward - GRITS In My Camera

Jun 9, 2018

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street,, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Horry County Museum will host a screening of the classic Southern film It's Grits followed by a discussion with filmmaker, Stan Woodward on Saturday, June 9th.

What began as a short, 10 minute film about grits turned into a 45 minute documentary that launched the filmmaking career of South Carolinian Stan Woodward. Since its release in 1980, It's Grits has won multiple awards at film festivals, and appeared nationally on PBS. Featuring interviews beginning with the simple question "Do you eat grits?" this film celebrates one of South's favorite foods.

Stan Woodward was born in Spartanburg, SC in 1942. He graduated from Spartanburg High School (1960); Clemson University BS, English (1964); and Columbia University MA, Curriculum and Supervision (1969). Woodward studied filmmaking in NY at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the International Film Foundation as apprentice to producer, Julien Bryan during late 1960s. He was a filmmaking instructor and artist-in-residence at the Center for Understanding Media in NY and Designer/Director for the Media Arts Center and Filmmaker in Residence at the SC Arts Commission in Columbia, SC (1972 - 1980) . He has been an independent filmmaker and consultant for media arts at the national Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Capital Children's Museum. Since 1980, he has studied Southern culture and been folklife documentary filmmaker at The Woodward Studio Ltd.

The program, sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and the AVX Foundation, will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities' as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders throughout the state.