The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents St. Simons: Surviving Success followed by Conrack. Surviving Success is a short documentary made by George Crain and Lance Lipman, who hope the film will inspire and challenge viewers to become more involved in preserving the island’s charm and character. Following the documentary, the 1973 film Conrack, directed by Martin Ritt, will be shown. Based on Pat Conroy’s memoir, The Water is Wide, it is about his difficult days as a teacher in the late 60’s on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina. Conrack was filmed on St. Simons and in Brunswick, using many local residents as extras. The entire program will last about two hours.
When: Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Where: St. Simons Casino Theater
Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs.