A loving story of octogenarians Maxie Eades and husband Hilton, rural South Carolinians who create wooden bowls and dough trays as durable as their creators. We experience the couple's strong character through their own words as the entire process is depicted from felling the trees to turning and carving the bowls. The concentric cycles of her life (both creative and natural) embrace love of nature, craft and partner providing a moving portrait of a life well-lived and well-loved.
Born August 11, l951 in Endicott, NY, Kristy Higby received her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina and has taught digital arts and drawing, both formally and informally, since1977. She has attended workshops at the International Film and Photography Workshops in Rockport, Maine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Her short documentary, Flag Day, received a juror’s honorable mention at the 2005 AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Conference and Filmfest held in Silver Spring, Md; a Jury’s Citation at the 25th Black Maria Film and Video Festival in Jersey City, NJ, and Best Documentary at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada. It screened in over 30 film festivals.
Screening / Award history:
Official Selection: March 2006 The Happening Center for Documentary Studies Duke University Durham, NC http://cds.aas.duke.edu/ August 2006 Dallas Video Festival Video Association of Dallas Dallas, Texas http://www.videofest.org September/October 2006 !ASequences and Events!C Two-Person Exhibit Myrtle Beach Museum Myrtle Beach, SC http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org October 2006 Soul of the Southern Film Indie Memphis Film Festival Memphis, TN http://www.indiememphis.com/film.htm November 2006 S.N.O.B. Somewhat North of Boston film Festival Concord, New Hampshire http://www.snobfilmfestival.org November 2006 Three Rivers Film Festival Pittsburg, PA http://www.3rff.com December 2006 Santa Fe Film Festival Santa Fe, New Mexico http://www.santafefilmfestival.com March 2007 Make it New Asheville Museum of Art Asheville, NC http://www.ashevilleart.org/