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Atlanta Film Festival features Georgians, jocks, trolls

The Atlanta Film Festival's 35th annual event includes 125 features and short films

The 35th Annual Atlanta Film Festival has announced its line-up of 125 documentary and narrative features and short films, drawn from more than 1,500 submissions. The film event includes 20 features and shorts either filmed in Atlanta or that feature prominent Georgians, including: The Start of Dreams, Byron Horne's documentary about Atlanta-based Broadway stage director Kenny Leon; the literary period piece A Little Death, from local filmmaker Bret Wood (husband of Creative Loafing contributor Felicia Feaster); and Disabled But Able to Rock, a documentary about Atlanta "autistic superhero" and social activist, Danger Woman.

Held April 28-May 7, the line-up also includes documentarian Morgan Spurlock's product-placement film Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and such world premieres as the drama Coming Up Roses with Bernadette Peters and the small-town tale We Are the Hartmans with Richard Chamberlain. The festival celebrates its 35th birthday with anniversary screenings of Network and Taxi Driver, and had already announced its opening and closing night films, the comedy Terri and the picaresque drama Africa United, respectively.

The festival pays special attention to films involving music and sports, but two films have premises that particularly jump out: Hot Coffee, a documentary about the famous "McDonald's Coffee Case," and The Troll Hunter, which sounds like the Norwegian equivalent of the low-budget horror flick Monsters. Only with trolls:



The complete line-up follows after the cut: