Sandlapper Society

Film Premiere to Benefit Sandlapper Society

Film Premiere to Benefit Sandlapper Society

August 5, 2009—  All For Liberty, the award winning feature film about the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, will premiere in Columbia on September 26 at the South Carolina State Museum. Several of the film's actors will be at the premiere to meet with those in attendance and answer questions about the film. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sandlapper Society. There will be two screenings at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for teens. Tickets are available at 803.359.9954.  
    All For Liberty tells the true story of Captain Henry Felder who led his patriot militia against British loyalist forces in the backcountry of Orangeburg County from 1776 to 1780. Felder's story was virtually unknown until direct descendant, veteran Hollywood and Broadway actor Clarence Felder brought it to the screen. The feature film was shot at various locations in South Carolina and Georgia, using historical sites whenever possible. The project sparked interest in Henry Felder and led to the discovery of the Felder   homestead and his grave. Two cannons used by Felder's militia were found hiding in plain sight in the middle of Orangeburg's town square!
    All For Liberty, won three awards in the Accolade Film Competition in La Jolla, California, and then had its world premiere at the Beijing International Movie Week in March, 2009. In April, it won three more awards at WorldFest Houston 2009, including a
prestigious Special Jury Award. It also won Audience Choice For Best Picture at the Charleston, South Carolina, International Film Festival. The seven awards are especially meaningful because the cast and crew of All For Liberty banded together to produce the film without the backing of a large studio.
    The Sandlapper Society, the beneficiary of this premiere, is the nonprofit educational organization that produces Sandlapper magazine, publishes books and promotes the positive aspects of life in the Palmetto State.  "The Sandlapper Society's mission is to tell the story of South Carolina. This premiere is a perfect collaboration between three groups that respect and want to share the history of the Palmetto State.  All for Liberty is a wonderful look at our state's past and the real impact South Carolina had on the Revolutionary War. It is a thrill to premiere this film at the South Carolina State Museum and we are especially excited and grateful that the makers of All For Liberty want to share their success with us," said Elaine Gillespie, Sandlapper Society Executive Director.