Friday, February 15

Pride & Joy Is Coming to Charleston February 27!


We're bringing Joe York's feature documentary Pride & Joy to Charleston for one night only—won't you join us?

When: Wednesday, February 27, at 5:30 pm

Where: The American Theater, 456 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina

What: The South Carolina premiere of Pride & Joy, featuring a Q&A session with filmmaker Joe York and executive producer (and SFA director) John T Edge.

Over the last decade, the SFA has collected nearly 800 oral histories and produced more than 30 short films. We have trained our lenses on North Carolina pitmasters and Louisiana bartenders. We’ve captured the stories of Alabama shrimpers and Arkansas caviar fishermen. We’ve chronicled the work of Georgia cattlemen and Tennessee fried chicken cooks.

We have not, however, made a long-form documentary, aimed at chronicling the depth and breadth of Southern food culture. Until now. Pride & Joy is that film. It stands not as the final word on Southern food, but as an introduction to how foodways offer insights on the region’s complex history and bright future.

And of course, there will be eats and drinks, prepared and served by:

Jodie Battles and Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant
Yewande Komolafe of Jim 'N Nick's
Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry
Sarah O'Kelley of The Glass Onion
Michael Shemtov and Stuart Tracy of Butcher and Bee

We're presenting Pride & Joy in conjunction with the Charleston Wine + Food Festival as a special pre-festival event. Tickets are available on the Festival's website.

Seating at the American Theater is limited, so purchase your ticket before they sell out!