See More – The 2009 Atlanta Film Festival

The theme “See More” is fitting for this year’s Atlanta Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, April 16.  The week and a half long festival is loaded with over 175 narrative, documentary and short films from across the country and around the world, made by professional, amateur, student and teen filmmakers. Mainstream films and art house fare cover drama, comedy, animation and more, some thought provoking, others just plain fun.  Many of the filmmakers and actors will be in attendance to discuss their films and answer questions.

The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 16 with the world premiere of The People Speak, featuring A-list actors like Josh Brolin, Danny Glover, Viggo Mortinson, Matt Damon and Rosario Dawson reading from the book A People’s History of the United States, interwoven with historical film clips and musical performances from Bob Dylan, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen.   Ending the fest is Rudo y Cursi on Saturday, April 25, a film by Mexican director Carlos Cuarón about the rivalry between two half-brothers who are competing for a spot on a pro soccer team.

The AFF also celebrates the 70th anniversary of Gone with the Wind with two screenings at the Fabulous Fox on April 19.  Sure, you’ve seen it on TV or DVD, but this is a chance to see this classic on the big screen in a historic movie palace!

The Atlanta Film Festival opens on Thursday, April 16 and ends on Saturday, April 25.  All screenings are at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta.  Check out the Atlanta Film Festival website to learn about the films, schedule and ticket information.

I’ve had opportunity to preview a few of the film to be screened, and will post short reviews in the coming week.

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