Georgia dad featured in Veterans Day documentary on HLN
By Gabe WardellSunday November 11, 2012 10:31 am EST
Courtesy of HLN
Georgia dad Robert Stokely's amazing quest
A few weeks ago, as I awaited the arrival of a friend at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, I was impressed by the recurrent rounds of applause greeting members of the U.S. military as they ascended the escalator to the main concourse. While there is something comforting about this welcome committee meeting soldiers with a handshake before directing them towards the proper baggage claim, the theatrical gesture of applauding soldiers in the airport strikes me as empty if it is not supported by legitimate and coordinated efforts to assist them in their transition to civilian life. While this is a clear contrast with the stories of men returning from Vietnam to jeers, without assistance to address traumas like PTSD and other transitional support like job training, those who sacrificed so much are at risk of becoming a lost generation.
On Monday, July 15, ASIFA Atlanta (the Atlanta chapter of the Associaion Internaionale du Film d'Animation) showcased a broad cross-section of works from up-and-coming local filmmakers and animators, illustrating that animation will remain a vibrant form in Atlanta for years to come. Most notable about the the line-up was the quality and quantity of work from female talent in a traditionally...
Gary Hustwit's 2011 documentary Urbanized will screen on Monday, May 13, at Georgia Tech's Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium at 6:30 pm in partnership between the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.
The film screens as part of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center's current exhibition Jon Pack & Gary Hustwit: The Olympic City.
From Buster Keaton's Haunted House and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn and Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, humor and horror have gone hand-in-glove since the advent of film.
Laughter has an uncanny knack for diffusing tension. A crafty filmmaker can prey on the...