ATL Film Watch: August 13th-19th

Check out film happenings around Atlanta this week

Wednesday August 15 and Saturday August 18: The Plaza Theatre screens Bloodsport (1988), a classic Jean-Claude Van Damme if ever there were one. Details here.

Thursday August 16: The Feminist Film Forum screens Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011). A powerful examination of the evolution of the Black Power Movement, the film combines music, startling footage and interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. RSVP required, details here.

Thursday August 16–Sunday August 19: Peachtree Village International Film Festival runs all weekend with screenings, panels, workshops, parties, and more. Details here.

Thursday August 16: Outdoor screening of The Blind Side (2009) in Atlantic Station’s Central Park. Details here.

Friday August 17: Film Love, a series curated by local avant-garde specialist Andy Ditzler, presents Plastic Haircuts and Good Times: A Tribute to Robert Nelson 1930-2012. Screening in 16mm at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Details here.

Saturday August 18: The Plaza Theatre screens 13th Sign (2011), a horror film about reality TV, satanic ritual, and so much more. Details here.

Emory University Cinematheque has announced its Fall film series. Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to the Present will run from August 29th to December 5th and includes such classics as Metropolis (1927), Godzilla (1958), 2001 a Space Odyssey (1968), and Brazil (1985). All films free, open to the public, and screened on 35mm. Details here.

To put your film event on the weekly ATL Film Watch, email hmafilmprograms@woodruffcenter.org

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