10th Annual Macon Film Festival

Macon Film Festival

Photo by Mike McKinney

It’s time for one of the coolest and friendliest film festivals out there, the 10th Annual Macon Film Festival Thursday, July 16th – Sunday July 19th. The festival has moved from it’s traditional February date to one in July to team up with the Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids Festival.

Burt Reynolds

Photo courtesy of the Macon Film Festival

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds will be a special guest at the festival. On Friday, July 17th, Mr. Reynolds will headline the special screening of “Deliverance,” which was filmed in Georgia.

Mr. Reynolds will also be screening “Sharky’s Machine” on Sunday, July 19th. “Sharky’s Machine” was shot in Atlanta. Mr. Reynold’s starred and directed the film, described as “Dirty Harry does Atlanta.”

Highlights of films showing at the Festival include:

Western

Photo courtesy of Court 31 Productions

“Western” (2015) Documentary about the people that live on the border between Eagle Pass, TX andPiedras Negras, MX and how the drug trade is threatening their way of life.

live From New York

Photo courtesy of Abramorama Pictures

“Live from New York!” (2015) Documentary on the history of Saturday Night Live. From it’s early, rocky start to its current crop, SNL has been the center of live comedy for forty years.

Mavis!

Photo courtesy of HBO Films

“Mavis!” (2014)  Documentary on the legendary singer Mavis Staples, who has been singing for over sixty years.

Slow West

Photo courtesy of A24

“Slow West” (2015) A 16-year old boy ( Kodi Smit-McPhee) sets out across the west to find the woman he loves with the help of a gunfighter (Michael Fassbender).

 

Besides feature length films, the Festival also celebrates shorts, with special emphasis on films made in Georgia, including animated shorts, documentaries and music videos. The festival also features a series of LGBT short films.

The great thing about the Macon Film Festival is that it all takes place in downtown Macon, with all three theaters within easy walking distance from each other.

I will be attending the Macon Film Festival, so follow me on twitter for the latest news from the festival:

 

For more information, tickets and passes of to www.maconfilmfestival.com

Macon Film Festival

Photo by Mike McKinney

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