Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Sundance talent

Dish, dirt and drivel

Movie Talk: At this year's Sundance Film Festival, two Georgia filmmakers — James Ponsoldt and Henry Cameron Hand (who goes by "Hadjii") — will screen feature-length films. Ponsoldt wrote and directed Off the Black, about a friendship between an aging high school baseball umpire and a teenage pitcher, starring Nick Nolte. While attending Yale, Ponsoldt and three other students sold the rights to the story of their mysterious club, Porn 'N Chicken, to Comedy Central, which made a movie about it. Somebodies is screenwriter and director Hadjii's story of a black college student on his way to adulthood. Hadjii filmed Somebodies in Athens and hired several former UGA classmates as cast and crew. The festival will be held Jan. 19-29 in Park City, Utah.

Club Talk: Coming in with a bang, Fever Nightclub & Lounge, will throw a huge New Year's Eve bash on the club's opening night, Dec. 31. A $35 cover will get you into the two-level, 1,700-capacity club, where DJs Jonathan Allyn, JK, Ian James, and Numinous and Habersham will spin until 3 a.m. — at which time a shuttle will take partygoers to what Fever's website describes as "Atlanta's only legal afterhours event." Fever will be located at 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road, across from Johnny's Pizza.

Music Talk: Though no one has officially confirmed the reunion, look for Atlanta-based hip-hop act Goodie Mob to spend some time in the studio in the new year. Rapper Cee-Lo Green has hinted that the group will record an album in "the near future." As for Cee-Lo himself, he's in the studio working on his third solo album and getting ready to release Happy Hour, his collaboration with Atlanta producer Jazze Pha.


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