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Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Ballard Lesemann


Boyd Tinsley’s Cinematic Project Comes to the Charleston Music Hall

Dave Matthews Band fans will be delighted to hear this news: veteran DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley is schedule to perform at an unusual multimedia event in Charleston this month. Tinsley will host a special screening of a newly released independent film titled Faces in the Mirror at the Charleston Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 21. He’ll also perform a set with the backing of several local guests (to be announced).


Boyd Tinsley (provided)

Tinsley and members of the DMB recorded Tinsley’s original compositions for the film’s soundtrack over a five-day period in Seattle. The original musical score provided the starting point for the filmmakers at Filament Productions, who shaped the story around the music. In a recent press release, Tinsley describes Faces in the Mirror as a “modern-day silent picture … almost like the film is the score.”

“One night, about four years ago, I felt the inspiration to make a movie,” Tinsley says. “It was a feeling so strong that I couldn’t deny it, and at that very moment, I knew that I’d soon be making a movie. In a sense, this overwhelming feeling came out of nowhere. I had planned to make a film someday and even begun to write some stories, but I didn’t think the inspiration would come at 3 a.m. one night, while sitting on my couch watching TV. And yet, it did. So I picked up my iPhone and began to write the beginnings of a story about a young man named Ben, who has come home to attend the funeral of his father.”

The Faces in the Mirror event is designed to promote and raise funds for the Charleston International Film Festival, which takes place April 24-28. Advance tickets are on sale for $10 for the screening and performance. Visit charlestoniff.org and charlestonmusichall.com for more.




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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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