When & Where

12/22/2021 - 12/22/2021


Horry Museum hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org


Museum Matinee: Mister Hawg-A Hash Opera

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Mister Hawg: A Hash Opera. After recovering from a stroke that appeared to have ended his career, Stan Woodward recovered to complete the editing of Mister Hawg-a film that had been shot in 2003 but had never been edited. He retrieved footage from his archive before suffering the stroke in 2017. By 2018, the editing was complete.

The film tells the story of two brothers who cook and sell their famous BBQ, sausage and hash at their facility deep in the woods of Fairfield County, SC once a month and on the Fourth of July. Customers come regularly from as far away as Alabama to buy the hash and BBQ. In viewing the footage, Stan decided to introduce a score from an opera to underscore the artistry of these two brothers. This unique story of two men with full-time jobs who love to come together once a month to keep their customers happy and cook BBQ and hash is a fitting finish to Woodward’s long career of capturing the untold story of Southern foodways and the folks who cook it.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22nd at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2021. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.