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Every semester, in collaboration between Emory College and the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Cinematheque Film Series presents weekly 35mm films on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. This semester the film series is called “Home Grown: 14 Movies Made in Georgia.”  Each film in the series was shot primarily in Georgia, many in the Atlanta area.

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The films are free to the public and are shown on the campus of Emory University at 208 White Hall. The film series kicks off on Wednesday, January 14th with the 1989 Academy Award winning film “Driving Miss Daisy.”

Highlights of this series about films made in Georgia:

Wed. Feb. 4th: “Zombieland” (2009) A Zombie comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone

Wed. Feb. 11th: “Glory” (1990) The Academy Award winning film about the Civil War’s first black fighting unit. The film stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick.

Wed. Feb. 25th: “42” (2013) The story of Jackie Robinson and the breaking of the major-league baseball color barrier. The film stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

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Wed. April 1st: “Drumline” (2002) A New York City teen joins an historic Black college marching band. The film stars Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana.

Wed. April 15th: “Get Low” (2009) Set in the 1930s during the Depression, a backwoods hermit decides to throw himself a funeral. The film stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek.

Wed. April 22nd: “Deliverance” (1972) Four suburban guys go on a canoe trip that will change their lives forever. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox.


All films are free, start at 7:30 pm and are shown on the Emory campus at White Hall, room 208. Emory Cinematheque Website  

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