A few weeks ago I told you about the upcoming art festival, featuring world renowned topiary artist, Pearl Fryar. Pearl is the subject of a documentary, A Man Named Pearl. According to Docudrama Films, "The film traces Pearl’s journey from a small town sharecropper’s son to an internationally-acclaimed artist, and from his initial goal to win the Bishopville, SC, “Yard of the Month Award”—a goal instigated by a bigoted remark—to the many accolades that followed, including museum exhibitions and his status as the celebrated cultural icon of his impoverished town." The documentary will be shown at the Retro Cinema on Friday evening, November 5.
For a limited time, the Fitzpatrick Hotel is offering an ArtFest weekend package that includes a night at the Fitzpatrick, 2 tickets to the special screening of "A Man Named Pearl" on Friday night, wine reception before the screening, and the opportunity to meet Pearl after the movie. Rates for the package deal are: $129 for rooms facing the rear and $169 for rooms facing the square. Call, e-mail, or visit our website for reservations.
Please make plans to come out and see the film and meet the man that many refer to as the "real life Edward Scissorhands".