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The Indie Film Corner: ‘Rich Hill’

The USCB Center for the Arts presents the Indie Film “Rich Hill: Three Boys in Small Town America” on Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos, “Rich Hill” is an “immersive documentary that shows the real-life struggles of American youth,” said Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News.

The film also won the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Rich Hill, Missouri, could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. As they ride their skateboards and go to football practice, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced with difficult circumstances — isolation, instability, and parental unemployment — adolescence can be a daily struggle just to survive. With no road map and all evidence to the contrary, they cling to the hope that even they can live the American dream. “Rich Hill” is an irresistibly moving and inspirational portrait of the challenges, hopes and dreams of rural America’s youth.

Tickets are adults $7, senior $6, students $7. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Contact the box office at 843-521-4145 or email bhargrov@uscb.edu or www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

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