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.
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