ATL Film Watch: August 27th–September 2nd

Here’s what’s happening in Atlanta film this week:

Monday, August 27Sunday, September 2: Cinefest is screening Prometheus (2012) four times daily. Details here.

Tuesday, August 28: As they do every month, the Plaza Theatre once again screens cult sensation, The Room (2003). Details here.

Wednesday, August 29: Emory Cinematheque presents Hugo (2011) as the first film of their fall series, Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to Now. Details here.

Thursday, August 30: Cinefest kicks off its Italian Film Series with Notte Prima Degli Esami (2006), a film about the trials and tribulations of good-looking Italian high-schoolers in the 1980s. Details here.

Thursday, August 30: A big night for Cinefest, they’re also showing the Lady Terminator (1989) about “the spirit of an ancient evil queen that possesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.” Details here.

Friday, August 31Sunday, September 2: The Plaza Theatre begins its month of Stanley Kubrick with The Killing (1956). Details here.

Friday, August 31Monday, September 3: Dragon Con Independent Film Festival will be running all weekend in conjunction with the weekend’s other Dragon Con events. Details here.

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

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ATL Film Watch: August 20th-26th

Here’s what’s happening this week in Atlanta Film:

Monday August 20–Sunday August 26: After a brief hiatus, GSU’s Cinefest is back with The Avengers (2012) running all this week. Details here.

Thursday August 23: Cinefest puts on a midnight screening of Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988), a movie in which “an alien band of clowns descends from the cosmos to harvest victims, cocooning their prey in cotton candy to eat later. But the joke is on the clowns when two teens armed with an ice cream truck battle to save their friends in this cult favorite.” Details here.

Thursday August 23: Atlantic Station’s summer series comes to a close with Hugo (2011). Details here.

Saturday August 25: The Plaza Theatre screens The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) in addition to its other programming this week. 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

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

ATL Film Watch: August 6th–12th

Here’s what’s happening in ATL Film this week:

Wednesday August 8: A movie about Nazis from the dark side of the moon, Iron Sky (2012), plays at the Plaza Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Details here.

Thursday August 9: Wonderroot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series screens at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Details here.

Thursday August 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) plays outdoors in Atlantic Station’s Central Park. Details here.

Saturday August 11: Our very own High Museum of Art presents Taxi Driver (1976) outdoors on the Sifly Piazza. Come at 8:15 p.m. for a DJ set and projections by Atlanta artist Ben “Bean” Worley before the film. Free, details here.

ATL Film Watch: July 30th–August 5th

Check out film happenings around Atlanta this week:

Monday July 30th–Friday August 3rd: GSU’s Cinefest is showing Sound of Noise (2012), a movie about a tone-deaf cop who “works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.” Details here.

Tuesday July 31st: The Plaza Theatre is showing cult favorite The  Room (2003) at 9:30 p.m., details here.

Thursday August 2nd: The Atlanta Film Festival presents a night of Georgia-based shorts and music videos at the Plaza Theatre. 9:30 p.m., details here.

Thursday August 2nd: The Plaza premieres Snow on the Bluff (2011), a film about “Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow, who steals a camera from some college kids in a dope deal and begins documenting his life.” 7 p.m., details here.

Thursday August 2nd: Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Bill W. (2012), which tells the story of the founder of Alcholics Anonymous, William G. Wilson. One night only, details here.

Thursday August 2nd: Watch The Notebook (2004) outdoors in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Free, details here.

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

ATL Film Watch: July 23rd–29th

Check out film happenings around Atlanta this week:

Monday July 23–Friday July 27: GSU’s Cinefest Theatre screens Hit So Hard (2011), a rock doc about ‘Hole’ drummer Patty Schemel, daily at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. as well as Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements (2011), a doc about the band’s die-hard fans, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Details here.

Wednesday July 25: The Plaza Theatre hosts Doobious Film Slam–“the American Idol for Atlanta Local Filmmakers” at 7:00 p.m.. Judges will constructively critique 5 independent short films from hometown filmmakers. Details here.

Thursday July 26: Watch Clueless (1995) outdoors in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Free, details here.

Saturday July 28: Micah Stansell’s breathtaking projection, The Water and the Blood, will screen from dusk to midnight on the white walls surrounding the High’s Sifly Piazza as part of the Museum’s July Culture Shock program. Details about the event can be found here and information about Stansell and his projection can be found here.

A still from Stansell’s projection, The Water and the Blood

Sunday July 29: Deadline for submissions to WonderRoot’s 9th Annual Local Filmmakers’ Night. Details here.

Sunday July 29: Join fabled Hollywood star Sally Kellerman for a unique experience, a screening of Robert Altman’s classic anti-war film M*A*S*H*.

Sally will talk about the making of this landmark film in a discussion moderated by the always lively Professor Eddy von Mueller of Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies. VIP Brunch includes a reserved seat at Midtown Art Cinema plus champagne brunch with Sally Kellerman next door at Apres Diem following the screening. Tickets for Screening + VIP Champaigne Brunch available here. Tickets for Screening Only available here.

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

ATL Film Watch: July 16th–22nd

Check out film happenings around Atlanta this week:

Monday July 16: ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) is hosting their Independent Animation Festival at the Plaza Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Details here.

Monday July 16–Friday July 20: GSU’s Cinefest Theatre is screening Beyond the Black Rainbow (2012) daily at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and George Lucas’ debut feature THX 1138 (1971) daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Details here.

Thursday July 19: The monthly Feminist Film Forum is screening The Other Side of Immigration (2009). Free, Rsvp required, more details here.

Thursday July 19: Watch Forest Gump (1994) outdoors in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Free, details here.

Friday July 20: Catch the end of the Fox Theatre’s Summer Film Festival with a 40th Anniversary Screening of Deliverance (1972). Details here.

Friday July 20–Sunday July 22: See the beloved classic, The Karate Kid (1984), in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre. Details here.

WonderRoot now accepting submissions for the 9th Annual Local Filmmakers’ Night. Deadline July 29, details here.

Tickets on sale now for a special screening on Saturday July 29th: Join fabled Hollywood star Sally Kellerman for a unique experience, a screening of Robert Altman’s classic anti-war film M*A*S*H*.

Sally will talk about the making of this landmark film in a discussion moderated by the always lively Professor Eddy von Mueller of Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies. VIP Brunch includes a reserved seat at Midtown Art Cinema plus champagne brunch with Sally Kellerman next door at Apres Diem following the screening. Tickets for Screening + VIP Champaigne Brunch available here. Tickets for Screening Only available here.

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

ATL Film Watch: July 9th –15th

Check out film happenings in and around Atlanta this week:

Monday July 9 — Friday July 13: GSU’s Cinefest is screening The Hunger Games (2012)  and the Japanese cult-classic Battle Royale (2000). Daily, 35mm, details here.

Tuesday July 10: See Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare (1978) on 35mm at the Plaza, details here.

Thursday July 12: watch Grease (1978) outdoors in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Free, details here.

Friday July 13: After a fantastic preview screening here at the High last Saturday, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) opens its theatrical release in Atlanta through Tara Cinemas.

Tickets on sale now for a special screening on Saturday July 29th: Join fabled Hollywood star Sally Kellerman for a unique experience, a screening of Robert Altman’s classic anti-war film M*A*S*H*. Sally will talk about the making of this landmark film in a discussion moderated by the always lively Professor Eddy von Mueller of Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies. VIP Brunch includes a reserved seat at Midtown Art Cinema plus champagne brunch with Sally Kellerman next door at Apres Diem following the screening. Tickets for Screening + VIP Champaigne Brunch available here. Tickets for Screening Only available here.

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