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Chattooga River Festival celebrates movie ties

Land art representing "Dueling Banjos," a reference to the movie "Deliverance", stands at the entrance to the Chattooga River Festival in Long Creek, S.C. on June 22, 2012. Communities along the Chattooga River are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie's release with the first-ever Chattooga River Festival. Some locals are unhappy with reminding the world to the area's connection to the movie. Festival organizers say they hope the event can be an annual draw that raises money to preserve the Chattooga River and promotes environmental stewardship.
Land art representing "Dueling Banjos," a reference to the movie "Deliverance", stands at the entrance to the Chattooga River Festival in Long Creek, S.C. on June 22, 2012. Communities along the Chattooga River are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie's release with the first-ever Chattooga River Festival. Some locals are unhappy with reminding the world to the area's connection to the movie. Festival organizers say they hope the event can be an annual draw that raises money to preserve the Chattooga River and promotes environmental stewardship.David Goldman / AP