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May 14 2015

Award-winning Sea Turtle Film Returns To Charleston

By Gary Fansler for The Island Connection

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Call of the Ancient Mariner, a new film by filmmaker David Weintraub will return to the Terrace Theater on the week of May 29 through June 4 for a week-long run.

The documentary wowed Charleston audiences in March when it played to packed houses and won Best of the Festival at the Terrace Charleston Film Festival.

Mariner tells the story of man’s love affair with sea turtles that has existed since the dawn of time. Much of the film was shot in the Charleston area and many Charleston-based sea turtle patrols are supporting the project. In addition to offering audiences a chance to see a film that Terrace Theater owner Paul Brown has called “compelling” and “truly resonating with the audience,” the Saturday, May 30 showing at 4 p.m.will be followed by a DVD release party featuring refreshments from local restaurants and a chance to purchase a copy of the DVD and/or film T-shirt.

Director Weintraub will be on hand to sign copies of the DVD and to discuss the film. A portion of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will go to the South Carolina Aquarium’s expansion plans for the Sea Turtle Hospital.

Call of the Ancient Mariner is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Aquarium, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Loggerhead Marine life Center, and the North Carolina Arboretum. To order tickets contact the Terrace Theater at 843.762.4247 or go to For information about future film screenings, online purchases of the DVD and more information about the film visit

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