Exclusive Interview: Ray Liotta

When he was 30 years old, Ray Liotta scored the job actors dream of their entire lives—the leading role in a gangster flick directed by Martin Scorsese. After his debut as Henry Hill in Goodfellas, his career skyrocketed and he subsequently made over 60 films, including Field of Dreams, Copland and The Son of No One, the film he debuted on Sunday night as part of the Savannah Film Festival. He also accepted a Lifetime Achievement at the Trustees Theatre before the screening.
Earlier in the day, Liotta sat down with South and talked about his new film, his big break and his advice for budding actor and film professionals.

South magazine: What’s your number one piece of advice for students about to embark on a career in the film industry?

Ray Liotta: I think that they should continue studying. I think it’s important to keep honing your craft, so when the time does come you’re ready for it. There are some great teachers out there.


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The SCAD Film Fest is Back!

As Savannah welcomes the Film Festival back for another round of notable honorees, outstanding films and thrilling events, South magazine will be bringing you the highlights and the behind-the-scenes scoop. Follow us on the web site, Facebook and Twitter as we give you exclusive interviews and photos!

This year there are numerous guests of honor attending the festival. Here’s a rundown of who’s coming and where you can see them and their work.


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Dinner from the Underground

Gypsy Gourmet, an underground restaurant/catering/guestaurant/supper club concept, is the brainchild of Chef Christopher Storey. This new venture made its debut last night at mixologist and Foodie2shoes blogger Wendy Williby’s home and intimate courtyard. Williby got a little wine pairing help courtesy of FORM’s co-owner Claude Auerbach. These service industry mavens worked together to create an amazing al fresco dining experience, but the setting was upstaged by the magnificent food and presentation prepared on-site by Storey.


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Local Director Makes Dreams Come True

Local videographer and creator of Silverline Productions, Chris Helton, is making his and many other Savannahian’s cinematic dreams come true by filming Patty Paper: The Missing Dog Caper in downtown Savannah. Helton’s project is one of a handful of film projects that will be taking place here in the coming months.


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Dinesouth Blogs 1: River House Seafood

Experience genuine Savannah flavor in an 1850’s King Cotton Warehouse at River House. Sit riverside and enjoy local seafood rated “A” by the Savannah Morning News (its highest rating!), while watching local and merchant ships sail by. River House uses only the best local seafood available, helping to create some of the finest signature items you’ll find in Savannah. Grouper Florentine or Shrimp and Low-Country Grits with Tasso Gravy are just a few of the dishes we’re proud to offer. We also have the best Low Country Boil in Savannah!


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Ruel Rejoins

May the best man or woman win.

That’s the new chorus coming from the third floor of 133 Montgomery Street yesterday where Superior Court Judge Penny Haas Freesemann reversed an earlier judgment and reinstated alderman candidate Ruel Joyner back into the District 1 race.


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A Bizarre Weekend in Savannah

Even John Berendt himself couldn’t have written a Savannah script as sublime as last Saturday morning at Clary’s.

The sun, lately as forgotten as the dimmest star on the brightest night, radiated with a soft citrine shade. It was an old friend that had been gone too long. A mild breeze, evocative of college football and fall foliage, kept things light and cheery. Spanish moss hung precariously from nearby street-lined oaks, its shades of grey forming a protective lattice overhead.


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Van Johnson Responds to Disqualification

Savannah is a place rife with both permanence and impermanence, from its ageless live oaks to its youthful creative minds..

So it’s perhaps fitting that a similar juxtaposition between concerns of time, place and home is at the heart of a recent residency challenge for Savannah’s District 1 City Council seat.

In a hearing and ruling last Friday, Clerk of City Council Dyanne Reese (she’s the de jure supervisor of city elections) disqualified candidate Ruel Joyner from the District 1 election, responding to a recent challenge from West Savannah citizen Kenneth Dunham. The challenge argued that Joyner’s loft above 24e, a furniture boutique on East Broughton Street, was not in fact his primary residence. Joyner is looking to unseat Van Johnson for the District 1 Council position he has held since 2004.


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City rules against Ruel Joyer

Just 30 days away from elections, months after launching his campaign, a hearing was held on Septemeber 29 to determine whether Ruel Joyner, candidate for District 1 Alderman for the city of Savannah, met residency qualifications. The result of the challenge, brought by Kenneth Dunham, came late Friday and was not what Joyner was hoping for.

The decision found Joyner ineligible to run based on the fact that he owns a single-family residence on Oatland Island and belief that he hasn’t lived at the Broughton Street address listed on his voter registration, driver’s license and other official documents that Joyner used to originally enter into candidacy for a sufficient amount of time.


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Dinesouth 2011: And the winners are…

Over 30 restaurants, 500 guests and one mechanical bull helped make DineSouth 2011 the greatest food event in Savannah to date. Famous foodie Jamie Deen and his family hosted the party, while a pack of farm animals, provided by The Hunter Cattle Co., helped partygoers get in the mood for a true Southern soiree. The event was also the release of South’s Food and Famous Folks Issue, which covers some of the most interesting people and culinary artists in the city. Make sure to grab your copy on newsstands now!

As part of the event, all the vendors competed against each other in three different categories and here are the official results:


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A Picnic For The Ages

Janet finished an impromptu interview, and walked back to her friends a few feet away. Her smile as luminous as a full moon, she joined her colleagues as they huddled en masse near what looked to be stack of boxes.

Like a rugby team readying for a scrum, the foursome crouched slightly and each put his or her arms on one other’s shoulders.

The countdown began.

“Four … three … two … one …”


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South Recommended Restaurant Gets National Recognition

Featured in the August/September issue of South, the Atlanta-based restaurant Abattoir is now adding another award to their credentials. Abattoir was named one of the Top 50 Restaurants “Fit for Foodies” nationwide in the 2011 Open Table Diners’ Choice Awards. More than 10 million Open Table diners voted and helped land Abattoir on the list that included more than 12,000 restaurants from across the country and the District of Columbia. Opened in 2009 by Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison and named 2009 Restaurant of the Year by Atlanta magazine, Abattoir was the only Atlanta restaurant featured on the list.


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Chef Roberto Leoci on WSAV Tonight

Chef Roberto Leoci will talk to WSAV’s Meredith Ley about our DineSouth event. Check out Leoci’s Trattoria on the WSAV News at 5:30 PM tonight. Our DineSouth event is this Thursday, September 29th at Savannah Station. Join us to enjoy the best food the South has to offer. A few tickets are still available for purchase.


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Jepson Center for the Arts Announces New Director

Telfair Museums’ Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Lisa Grove as the Museums’ new Director/CEO. Grove is currently Deputy Director at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (CAM) and will assume her new responsibilities at the Telfair beginning January 2, 2012.


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Cockspur Island Lighthouse receives Historical marker

Through battles with treacherous hurricanes of the late 1800’s and a 30-hour Civil War bombardment, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse at Fort Pulaski received, a well deserved, historical marker. The Georgia Historical Society, with many friends and supporters gathered for a dedication ceremony and unveiled the marker Thursday Sept., 15.


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Taste of Savannah

For a pair of local attendees at Friday’s Taste of Savannah, the annual celebration is particularly meaningful, and not just for the luxurious culinary offerings, the sublime Indian summer weather and the thrill of watching Savannah’s finest chefs compete for local bragging rights.


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Fashion’s Night Out Updates

Savannah is gearing up for Fashion’s Night Out! We’re buzzing with excitement, and can’t wait to see all the beautiful fashion tonight. We have a few updates to the schedule, and an official map of the event.


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Fashion’s Night Out Savannah 2011

Fashion’s Night Out is upon us and we have created a tentative event schedule, map, and route for shoppers to maximize on all areas of the downtown district and their shopping needs for this one night event. Tomorrow at 6 PM, Broughton will be open only to pedestrian traffic as it fills with fashion shows, events, and fun for a one night event.


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SCAD Fashion Students On The Runway At New York’s Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is known for featuring top designers such as Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, but this year there will be a few familiar faces at Lincoln Center. Twenty-two SCAD seniors, including two from SCAD Atlanta will have their collections grace the catwalk on September 9 thanks to ELLE Magazine. ELLE will also feature their work in the upcoming October and December issues. One lucky designer will win a $25,000 grant and another will win a $10,000 People’s Choice Award selected by ELLE.com users. Don’t forget to support your favorite SCAD designer when voting goes live on ELLE.com September 9.


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South’s Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Savannah

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Savannah! There are so many activities going on in town this weekend, and we’re putting them all in one place for you. From the Craft Brew Fest to the Soul Food Festival to fun at Tybee, this weekend has something for everyone.


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