Saturday, March 30th
6:30 — 8 p.m.
'Hip Tags: A Columbia Symphony' Screening at Indie Grits
Columbia Museum of Art : 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Discovered by an intern at the University of South Carolina Libraries' Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), ‘Hip Tags’ is an intriguing orphan film mystery with 1970s Columbia, SC as its main character.
Without any provenance and defying description, this hypnotic film was passed from MIRC to Historic Columbia where staff and volunteers began to sift through it in search of clues. ‘Hip Tags: A Columbia Symphony’ is the first in a series of multimodal engagements with this archival material. It follows a long tradition of city symphony films by combining these historic Columbia cityscapes with a soundtrack by local musician Dan Cook (A Spot on the Hill) to give viewers a poetic look at the capital city nearly 50 years ago. Find out more and help us solve the mystery by following the project on Instagram @hiptags_columbiasc.