2013 Atlanta Film Festival Thursday – Sunday Highlights

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The 2013 Atlanta Film Festival continues through Sunday, March 24th. Here are some highlights happening at the ATLFF. Check out the full schedule of movies at Atlanta Film Festival Website

(Photo Courtesy: Atlanta Film Festival Organization)

(Photo Courtesy: Atlanta Film Festival Organization)

The continuation of the CINformation seminar series takes place at the 7 Stages Theatre on Thursday and Friday. See the Atlanta Film Festival website for more details.

Thursday 3/21

7:15 pm
Plaza Theatre – Main Screen

“Moral Sleeze” Joeun makes the props for her boyfriend Jimmy’s movies. Jimmy’s movies are a little out there to say the least, and Joeun is getting tired of the fact that Jimmy cares more about his films than he does of her, his girlfriend. Joeun then meets Jon and she realizes that maybe it’s time for her to move on with her life. Moral Sleaze Website

8:45 pm
Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre

“Thunder Road” The 1958 cult classic about moonshining, fast cars and the men who drive them. Shown in a way that this film was meant to be seen at, the Drive-In. Film stars Robert Mitchum and Gene Barry. Starlight Six Drive-In Movie Listings

9:30 pm
Plaza Theatre – Main Screen

“WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Filmmakers Night Shorts Block” A block of short films, proceeds will go directly to help and encourage participants to submit their films to local and national film festivals. Plaza Theatre Website

Friday 3/22

7:00 pm
Plaza Theatre – Upstairs Theatre

“Mosquita y Mari” Yolanda is an only child, who has always done the right thing, especially when it comes to school and her family. That all changes when Mari moves in across the street and they meet due to an incident at school, which fosters a friendship that continues to grow each day. Now the two girls may have to choose between their relationship, which has developed to more than just ordinary friendship, and the obligations they have with their families and friends. Mosquita y Mari Website

8:00 pm
Plaza Theatre – Main Screen

“Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin n Cryin” A documentary that explores why a band that has been around for more than 30 years and has an extremely loyal and dedicated fan base, has never become famous. Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ Facebook Page

9:30 pm
7 Stages Theatre

“The Mansion” A suspense-thriller about a family trying to survive after a great catastrophic event; with their supplies dwindling and their hiding place about to be discovered. The family must decide whether to stay and fight, or leave to find the legendary “Mansion” that maybe the answer to their dreams but could become their nightmare. The Masion Facebook Page

Saturday 3/23

10:45 am
Plaza Theatre – Upstairs Theatre

“Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself” Documentary about the legendary life of George Plimpton, a writer who as everyman, would go out and try to do extraordinary things. From playing quarterback in a pre-season game for the Detroit Lions, goalie for the Boston Bruins or acting in a John Wayne film. Plimpton allowed his readers to go along with him on incredible adventures. Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself Website

4:30 pm
Plaza Theatre – Main Screen

“Submit the Documentary: The Virtual Reality of Cyber Bullying” This documentary explores the lives of families affected by cyber bullying. The film shares the experiences of victims and their families with this rapidly growing, troubling world of cyber bullying. Submit the Documentary: The Virtual Reality of Cyber Bullying Website

7:00 pm
Plaza Theatre – Main Screen

“The Spectacular Now” Shot in Athens, GA, this film won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Sutter (Miles Teller) is a high school senior who is just happy living in the present. He seems to have everything you would want -he’s popular, has a good job and his girlfriend is the prettiest girl in high school. What more could a guy want? Suddenly everything comes crashing down around Sutter when his girlfriend dumps him, leaving his once promising world now in tatters. Sutter then meets Aimee (Shailene Woodley) who isn’t like anyone he has ever met before, and just might be the person to get him back on track. The film also stars Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The Spectacular Now Website

Sunday 3/24

Starting at noon the Atlanta Film Festival will be playing some of its most popular films from the festival all day long at both the Plaza Theatre and at 7 Stages Theatre; including encore showings of crowd favorites “The Mansion” and “Congratulations!.” Check the Atlanta Film Festival website for more details.

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