Atlanta Film Festival to profile Portman, Blondie, Gringo Star
The 36th Atlanta Film Festival is expected to feature more films with Georgia ties than ever
The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival offers a preview of coming attractions by announcing a handful of titles to be included this year. "This year's festival will have more movies with Georgia ties than any previous Atlanta Film Festival line-up," announces the press release. The titles in question include:
V/H/S, the found-footage, anthology-style horror film, featuring a chapter by David Bruckner (and a success at this year's Sundance Film Festival);
That's What She Said, a comedy starring Anne Heche, directed by Macon native Carrie Preston
John Portman: A Life in Building, about the famed architect and shaper of the Atlanta skyline;
AKA Blondie, a profile of the dancer, poet and all-around star attraction of the Clermont Lounge (see the trailer below); and
Hurry Up and Wait, a musical documentary about the locally-based alternative rock band Gringo Star.
The 36th Annual Atlanta Film Festival runs March 23 — April 1 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, the Plaza Theatre, The Strand Theatre, The Goat Farm and other locations.