WonderRoot to screen the 'Best Of' its film series at the High
- BEST-FLIX: WonderRoot screens its favorite local films of the year
WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series will cap off the year with a “Best Of” screening on Fri., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the High Museum of Art. Curated by the High’s own Erin Dougherty, the films will be shown on the big screen in the Hill Auditorium for free.
A collaboration between WonderRoot, the Plaza Theatre, and the Atlanta Film Festival, the Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series is a quarterly screening of shorts, music videos, and experimental films.
The “Best Of” screening will highlight series favorites and feature a lineup of notable titles. Some of the films, like Nathan Honnold’s Thomas Bennett and Jump Cut Collective’s Backtrack, have spent the year on the festival circuit. After taking home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival, Honnold’s doc about an AIDS survivor recently won Best Documentary at the YoungCuts Film Festival in Quebec. Backtrack, a riotous comedy about time-travel, scored the prize for Best Film at this year’s Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project and will compete against other shorts at the national level.
The lineup is flush with local talent and includes winners of past screenings for the Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series. For a full set list, check out WonderRoot’s event on Facebook. You can reserve your free ticket for the screening here. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!