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Thursday, April 15
 

7:30pm

Freedom Riders
In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy's presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed "Freedom Riders" challenged the mores of a racially segregated society. Traveling together in small interracial groups, they sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, where such behavior was forbidden by law and custom. Their actions landed some in the hospital, others in prison. These Freedom Riders helped launch a revolution that changed America, and the world.

Reception before the Film. Opening Night Gala Party at Hotel Midtown (All Access or Opening Night Ticket Required to Attend ATL Film 365 Member - Purchase Opening Night Tickets

Thursday April 15, 2010 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Carter Center 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307

9:00pm

Opening Night Gala
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Require to Attend

Thursday April 15, 2010 9:00pm - 9:00pm
0
 
Friday, April 16
 

4:00pm

Is the Film Critic and Endangered Species?
Is the Film Critic an Endangered Species? When AJC's distinguished staff of film critics retired, we took note. When Variety, the industry's bible, released Todd McCarthy, its last full time film critic, we panicked. Aaron Hillis (GreenCine Daily, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Time Out New York, IFC.com and Variety) and Mark Bell (Film Threat) discuss the death (and future"

Friday April 16, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:15pm

Crossing in St. Augustine
In the summer of 1964, Andrew Young was participating in a non-violent Civil Rights march in St. Augustine, where he was brutally beaten while police watched. Now, 45 years later, he returns to the scene of the crime.

Friday April 16, 2010 4:15pm - 7:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Friday April 16, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

Putty Hill
A young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to commemorate his life. Their shared memories paint a portrait of a community hanging in the balance, skewed by poverty, city living, and a generational divide, united in their pursuit of a new American Dream.


Friday April 16, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

Family Affair
Like a scene torn from The Color Purple or Capturing the Friedmans, this deeply personal and uncompromising documentary examines the complex levels of pedophilia and how it can manipulate and control an entire family for life.


Friday April 16, 2010 7:10pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:20pm

Complaints Choir
The documentary follows a worldwide art project of Finnish/German couple Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen. The artists travel the world collecting complaints, transforming the works into a song sung by the complainers. All goes well until the Singapore government refuses to grant a performance permit, setting off debate in the country and attention from the U.S. State Department.


Friday April 16, 2010 7:20pm - 8:16pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:30pm

Pushin' Up Daisies
A fledgling filmmaker returns to his small, rural hometown to make a documentary about flowers and their significance at the major stages of human life: birth, death, marriage, etc. Hopelessly obsessed with capturing truth and reality, the filmmaker is none too pleased when a sudden, inexplicable zombie uprising turns 'reality' on its head.

Friday April 16, 2010 7:30pm - 8:56pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:00pm

Business & Industry Reception
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Attend

Friday April 16, 2010 9:00pm - 11:59pm
0

9:15pm

Good Heart, The
A friendless bar owner (Brian Cox) with a bad heart takes in a young homeless man (Paul Dano) to teach him how to take over his bar when he is gone.

Friday April 16, 2010 9:15pm - 10:50pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:20pm

8: The Mormon Proposition
8: The Mormon Proposition is a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secrative, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
http://www.mormonproposition.com/

Friday April 16, 2010 9:20pm - 10:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Things We Carry, The
When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home, traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package her mother has left behind, reconnecting with her estranged sister, Eve, along the way.
http://thethingswecarry.com/


Friday April 16, 2010 9:30pm - 10:47pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

10:00pm

Animation Extravaganza Shorts
Hand drawn, computer animated, stop motion, the stories in Animation Extravaganza are as varied as their techniques.

The Adventures of Ledo and Ix
The Anchorite
The Fence Underneath Us
Goodbye Mr. Pink
Happy and Strictly in "Fuzzy Business"
Horn Dog
Ledo and Ix Go To Town
The Lighthouse
The Machine
Prayers for Peace
Spaceman on Earth
The Story of Scrivener and His Aislyn
Twist of Fate

Sponsored by Comcast


Friday April 16, 2010 10:00pm - 11:47pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

11:30pm

Love On The Rocks
The story of a breakup that follows former lovers as they find themselves with psychopaths that are set to cross paths.

Friday April 16, 2010 11:30pm - Saturday April 17, 2010 1:15am
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

11:45pm

Slap Down
Dec is caught in the middle of the battle between the Mafia (led by Satan) and the Secret Agents (the angels) when his sister is kidnapped by the Mafia who want to gain control of the "box of the eternal death."

Friday April 16, 2010 11:45pm - Saturday April 17, 2010 1:16am
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Saturday, April 17
 

12:00pm

Mamachas Del Ring
Set in the heights of the Bolivian Andes, Mamachas del Ring tells the story of Carmen Rosa the Champion, a cholita and professional wrestler who struggles to establish the first women-run wrestling team in the male-dominated world of lucha libre.


Saturday April 17, 2010 12:00pm - 1:18pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:05pm

Teen Screen Animation
Enjoy this family friendly program of funny, touching and often outrageous Saturday Morning Cartoons.

Grampa Kevorkian
Lost and Found
The Mouse That Soared
Pigeon Impossible
Pups of Liberty
Skylight
The Way To Heaven

FREE


Saturday April 17, 2010 12:05pm - 1:18pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Stranded in the Motor City
Stranded In The Motor City' travels through the lives of the Barnes family, who have been stranded by poverty, their own choices, and life itself. Andrelia Barnes-Wilson, started life with infinite potential, graduating high school at age fifteen. Then life struck with a violent blow, as her husband and the father of her four boys was brutally murdered in the streets of Detroit.

Saturday April 17, 2010 12:15pm - 1:24pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:30pm

Athlete, The
The remarkable, true life story of the great Ethiopian, marathon runner, Abebe Bikila, the first African to win a Gold Medal at an Olympic Games. But his life story only began with Olympic medals. One evening while returning to his home in Addis Ababa after training in the Ethiopian countryside, fate would present this remarkable champion with his greatest challenge; to dig deep within, not just to run the next mile, but to find the will to live.

Saturday April 17, 2010 12:30pm - 2:03pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:10pm

Divorcing God
Divorcing God is one couple's story of love, marriage, and what happens when the realities of modern day life collide with the biblical ideals by which some 174 million Americans are trying to live their lives. Purchase Tickets
http://www.divorcinggod.org/

Saturday April 17, 2010 2:10pm - 3:17pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:15pm

Racing Dreams
Racing Dreams follows the lives of three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Assocation's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, Brandon Warren (13), and Josh Hobson (12), and Annabeth Barnes (11) chase the National Champion title -- and take one step closer toward their dream of someday racing in NASCAR.


Saturday April 17, 2010 2:15pm - 3:49pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:20pm

Battle of Pussy Willow Creek, The
Doing for American History what Spinal Tap did for rock and roll, this 'documentary' tells the story of the most pivotal engagement of the Civil War - an against-all-odds battle in which an opium-addicted LGBT Colonel, a geriatric Chinese expat, a nerdy escaped slave, and a sociopathic teen-aged prostitute saved the Union in its most dire hour.


Saturday April 17, 2010 2:20pm - 4:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

What exactly does a producer do?
What exactly does a producer do? Creative producers Scott Mosier (CLERKS, CHASING AMY, DOGMA, CLERKS II, and ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO) and Molly Mayeux (RAIN, DANDELION, EASY, THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND and ALIVE AND WELL) bring a combined quarter-century plus of independent film production experience to the table as they share the trials and tribulations of producing in an ever-changing landscape.

Saturday April 17, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:15pm

Battle for Bunker Hill, The
Intent on renewing his relationship with his daughters and former wife Hallie (Laura Kirk), corrupt Wall Street executive Peter Salem (James McDaniel) leaves prison for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas. When he arrives, he learns that Hallie has moved on and is now engaged to town big shot Jim McClain. Before Peter can depart, the electricity and communications in the town shut down Cut off from the world, the town's fear leads to the reawakening of its militant past, resulting in torture, illegal searches and murder as the town attempts to protect itself from an unseen enemy.

Saturday April 17, 2010 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:45pm

American Jihadist
American Jihadist is a look at militant Islam through the eyes of an American who fought for it. Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, is intriguing because he grew up in the ghettos of America's capitol and was surrounded by physical and psychological violence from the very beginning. American Jihadist looks at what role violence and a lack of hope for the future play in the development of radicalism.
http://www.americanjihadist.com/


Saturday April 17, 2010 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:50pm

Gay Shorts
Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, these shorts tackle a variety of issues that face gay men.

Bedfellows
Catching On: The Day The World Turned Gay
Curious Thing
Danny
The Feast of Stephen
Gayby
Non-Love-Song
Rubbuds

Sponsored by Comcast


Saturday April 17, 2010 4:50pm - 6:26pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Saturday April 17, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:30pm

Cutud (The Crossing)
The story follows several Filipino penitents from Bario Cutud who imitate the sufferings of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
http://www.cutud.net/


Saturday April 17, 2010 5:30pm - 6:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:30pm

Benediction of the Beasts
Plays with CUTUD (The Crossing).

Saturday April 17, 2010 5:30pm - 6:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:30pm

Passion
Plays with CUTUD (The Crossing).


Saturday April 17, 2010 5:30pm - 6:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

Alley Pat: The Music is Recorded
Celebrates the daring and outrageous era of classic Rhythm & Blues radio with a rich profile of the man who helped start it all, Atlanta pioneer James 'Alley Pat' Patrick. Beneath Pat's clowning is some deadly serious business: civil rights pioneers including Andrew Young reveal Alley Pat's quiet but pivotal role in their shared struggle.


Saturday April 17, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:15pm

Handsome Harry
Harry, a 52-year-old Vietnam veteran, gets a call from a former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly, whom he hasn't seen in some thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan.


Saturday April 17, 2010 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:30pm

Mother Earth (Tierra Madre)
The true story of a woman on the Mexican border determined to raise her children with her female partner.

Saturday April 17, 2010 7:30pm - 8:32pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

8:00pm

God's Architects
God's Architects is a documentary that tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations.The film details how and why these oft-marginalized creators, with neither funding nor blueprints, construct their self-made environments.


Saturday April 17, 2010 8:00pm - 9:22pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:00pm

Psycho 50th Anniversary Screening
Join the Atlanta Film Festival and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival as we bring the tradition of outdoor screenings BACK to Piedmont Park with the 50th Anniversary celebration of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO! Presented with support from Comcast, ReelzChannel and Southern Outdoor Screen

FREE

Saturday April 17, 2010 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Piedmont Park

9:00pm

Filmmaker Appreciation Party
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Require to Attend

Saturday April 17, 2010 9:00pm - Sunday April 18, 2010 1:00am
0

9:20pm

Play In the Gray
An intimate look at identity, sexuality, love, and performance art, Play in the Gray, shakes the foundation of gender stereotypes by exploring the work and personal lives of Boston drag-based theatre troupe, ALL THE KINGS MEN (ATKM).


Saturday April 17, 2010 9:20pm - 10:53pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Saturday Night
A behind the scenes look at what it takes to create an episode of Saturday Night Live from start to finish. This documentary explores the inner workings of SNL and the dynamics between the cast and writers that determine what skits will air.

Saturday April 17, 2010 9:30pm - 11:04pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Nonames
NONAMES follows the twenty-somethings as they struggle with adulthood and the confines of their small town. After an unforgivable event threatens the uneasy peace of their extended adolescence, one final event changes their lives forever. It's easy to be forgotten when you let your life fade away.

Saturday April 17, 2010 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

10:15pm

Big Font, Large Spacing
Slacker students Tom and Steve are bumbling their way through a Psychology course at University. Discovering one night they've got a 5000-word essay due in the next morning it dawns on them their degrees are on the line.
http://www.33story.com/bflswebsite/index.html


Saturday April 17, 2010 10:15pm - 11:55pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

10:15pm

Freeport
Plays with Big Font. Large Spacing

Saturday April 17, 2010 10:15pm - 11:55pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

11:45pm

Pushin' Up Daisies
A fledgling filmmaker returns to his small, rural hometown to make a documentary about flowers and their significance at the major stages of human life: birth, death, marriage, etc. Hopelessly obsessed with capturing truth and reality, the filmmaker is none too pleased when a sudden, inexplicable zombie uprising turns 'reality' on its head.


Saturday April 17, 2010 11:45pm - Sunday April 18, 2010 1:11am
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

11:50pm

We Dare You To Watch These Shorts
Though these films exhibit great art and storytelling, violence, taboo behavior, and bodily fluids are just some of the reasons that make these films hard to watch. You have been warned. These films are not for the faint of heart.

Beast
Feeder
Firstborn
Ice Scream
Ricky Riggs: The Story of a Block Bitch
Spoiler

Sponsored by Comcast

Saturday April 17, 2010 11:50pm - Sunday April 18, 2010 1:27am
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Sunday, April 18
 

12:00pm

Dumbstruck
Dumbstruck is the humorous and complex story of five professional ventriloquists at all levels of ability and fame over the course of the most unusual year in ventriloquism history.
http://www.dumbstruckthemovie.com/


Sunday April 18, 2010 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

NY Export: Opus Jazz
Shot on location in New York City, NY Export: Opus Jazz takes Jerome Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers' and reimagines it for a new generation in this feature-length scripted adaptation.

Sunday April 18, 2010 12:10pm - 1:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

Black Ops Arabesque
Plays with NY Export: Opus Jazz

Sunday April 18, 2010 12:10pm - 1:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

Calling the Minstrel
Plays with NY Export: Opus Jazz

Sunday April 18, 2010 12:10pm - 1:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

Offering, The
Plays with NY Export: Opus Jazz


Sunday April 18, 2010 12:10pm - 1:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Broken Hill
The story of an aspiring high school music composer, Tommy McAlpine, who struggles against his father's expectations, cultural stereotypes, and the lack of musicians in his small town. Given a chance at admission to a prestigious music conservatory, Tommy enlists the aid of his intimidating unrequited crush, Kat Rogers a tough but attractive outsider from the US, to help him organize the unruly inmates at a nearby federal prison into the kind of choir that can bring his music to life.
http://www.brokenhillthemovie.com/

Sunday April 18, 2010 12:15pm - 2:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:20pm

Exit 117
Exit 117 is a melodic group portrait of New Jersey youth and the kaleidoscope of dreams, fears and laughs that is their last summer together. Told in a series of interconnected vignettes, characters confront adulthood in a sequence of confessions, declarations and resolutions.
http://www.exit117movie.com/


Sunday April 18, 2010 12:20pm - 1:50pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:20pm

Last Survivor, The
The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide Survivors (from The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo) and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate, and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.


Sunday April 18, 2010 2:20pm - 3:48pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:30pm

Myth of Time, The (El Mito del Tiempo)
The unwritten chapters of the Maya Popol Vuh related through the story of a boy and his transformation into manhood in a world after the holocaust. We follow The Dark Eyed One through his creation, his experiences as a child soldier, first love, and ultimately The Revelation.

Sunday April 18, 2010 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:45pm

Dear Lemon Lima
As sweet and colorful as a snow cone, this delightful happy-sad confection follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she discovers her Eskimo heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to compete in her school's Snowstorm Survivor competition.
http://www.dearlemonlimamovie.com/

Sunday April 18, 2010 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

3:00pm

My Run
After losing his wife to breast cancer and driven by the experience of raising three children on his own, Terry Hitchcock wanted to accomplish the impossible: to run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring awareness to the struggle of single-parent families.

Sunday April 18, 2010 3:00pm - 4:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

Dear Documentary Filmmaker...
Dear Documentary Filmmaker - Basil Tsiokos (Sundance Film Festival documentary programmer, outspoken Tweeter whose commentary inspired the name of this discussion) and Angela Tucker (DEADLINE, ELECTION DAY) discuss the importance of telling a good story, how to engage the audience, and what makes a documentary work-as well as how to avoid the fatal mistakes that doom so many docs to failure.

Sunday April 18, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:40pm

Documentary Shorts 1
Using found footage, impressionistic techniques and a mix of fiction, these documentary films tell their stories in complex structure.

Clandestine
The Darkness of Days
Ghosts
The Solitary of Cranes

Sponsored by Comcast


Sunday April 18, 2010 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Sunday April 18, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

9500 Liberty
The explosive combination of politics and racial discord rips a Virginia community apart when 'illegal immigration' becomes the hot campaign issue for a local election.
http://www.9500liberty.com/


Sunday April 18, 2010 5:00pm - 6:21pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:05pm

Mountain Thief, The
In a world of monstrous mountains of trash, a family confronts their ultimate fight for survival as they seek refuge and redemption from war and hunger.


Sunday April 18, 2010 5:05pm - 6:23pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:30pm

I am Comic
Through candid interviews and unprecedented backstage access, this documentary explores the world of the working comedian and reveals a funny psychological profile of its practitioners. We witness a retired comic attempt to get back on stage after a thirteen-year absence. In the 80's, Ritch Shydner was at the top of his game, with HBO specials and late night appearances. But the game has moved on. Can he connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs? In the end, we learn what it takes to be a successful comic and why they must do it.

Sunday April 18, 2010 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

Wheedle's Groove
In 1972, a thriving Seattle soul music scene was on the verge of national recognition. In 1975, almost suddenly, the scene died and was quickly forgotten by the changing city. In 2001, after the chance discovery of a 45-record, a local DJ uncovers a rich past hidden in plain view.


Sunday April 18, 2010 7:10pm - 8:45pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:15pm

There Once Was An Island (Te Henua E Noho)
This is the reality for the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific. As a terrifying tidal flood rips through their already damaged home, the Takuu community experiences the devastating effects of climate change first hand.


Sunday April 18, 2010 7:15pm - 8:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:20pm

Who Saw Him (Chi L'ha Visto)
Chi L'ha Visto' follows the story of a young half Italian who grew up with his mother in Germany. Now, after 25 years, he goes on the search for his real father. However, lies that have built up around his father prevent him from recognizing his true belonging.


Sunday April 18, 2010 7:20pm - 8:58pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

8:00pm

Toxic Soup
Something is bad wrong as everyday Americans fight to protect their blood, water, and air from chemical pollution. Toxic Soup connects the current spikes in childhood cancer, autism, and other serious illnesses with the business practices of Fortune 500 companies: DuPont, Bayer, Ashland Oil and Massey Energy.


Sunday April 18, 2010 8:00pm - 9:28pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

8:00pm

Awards Reception
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Attend

Sunday April 18, 2010 8:00pm - 11:00pm
0

9:25pm

Animation Extravaganza Shorts
Hand drawn, computer animated, stop motion, the stories in Animation Extravaganza are as varied as their techniques.

The Adventures of Ledo and Ix
The Anchorite
The Fence Underneath Us
Goodbye Mr. Pink
Happy and Strictly in "Fuzzy Business"
Horn Dog
Ledo and Ix Go To Town
The Lighthouse
The Machine
Prayers for Peace
Spaceman on Earth
The Story of Scrivener and His Aislyn
Twist of Fate

Sponsored by Comcast

Sunday April 18, 2010 9:25pm - 11:08pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:35pm

Open Five
A weekend double date in Memphis: Two young women from NYC come to the south for the first time for a weekend in Memphis visiting a local musician and filmmaker. It's a weekend filled with music history, backyard BBQs, dive bars, juke joints, soul food, paying tribute to a Memphis legend and more.


Sunday April 18, 2010 9:35pm - 10:45pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Little Lies (Male Lzi)
As a child David's father, Jiri, left him. Twenty years later David repeats his father's mistake; after divorcing his wife, David doesn't see his son for a year. Now, back on his feet, he is determined to rebuild the relationship.

Sunday April 18, 2010 9:45pm - 11:13pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Last Cigarette, The
Plays with Little Lies.


Sunday April 18, 2010 9:45pm - 11:13pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Wake
Plays with Little Lies.

Sunday April 18, 2010 9:45pm - 11:13pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Monday, April 19
 

12:10pm

My Run
After losing his wife to breast cancer and driven by the experience of raising three children on his own, Terry Hitchcock wanted to accomplish the impossible: to run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring awareness to the struggle of single-parent families.


Monday April 19, 2010 12:10pm - 1:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:20pm

Putty Hill
A young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to commemorate his life. Their shared memories paint a portrait of a community hanging in the balance, skewed by poverty, city living, and a generational divide, united in their pursuit of a new American Dream.


Monday April 19, 2010 12:20pm - 1:50pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:30pm

Teen Screen Documentary
Nourishing the Kids of Katrina: The Edible Schoolyard
Red, White & Green

FREE


Monday April 19, 2010 12:30pm - 1:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:20pm

Complaints Choir
The documentary follows a worldwide art project of Finnish/German couple Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen. The artists travel the world collecting complaints, transforming the works into a song sung by the complainers. All goes well until the Singapore government refuses to grant a performance permit, setting off debate in the country and attention from the U.S. State Department.

Monday April 19, 2010 2:20pm - 3:16pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:25pm

Dear Lemon Lima
As sweet and colorful as a snow cone, this delightful happy-sad confection follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she discovers her Eskimo heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to compete in her school's Snowstorm Survivor competition.
http://www.dearlemonlimamovie.com/


Monday April 19, 2010 2:25pm - Sunday April 18, 2010 4:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:30pm

Play In the Gray
An intimate look at identity, sexuality, love, and performance art, Play in the Gray, shakes the foundation of gender stereotypes by exploring the work and personal lives of Boston drag-based theatre troupe, ALL THE KINGS MEN (ATKM).

Monday April 19, 2010 2:30pm - 4:03pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:40pm

Mountain Thief, The
In a world of monstrous mountains of trash, a family confronts their ultimate fight for survival as they seek refuge and redemption from war and hunger.


Monday April 19, 2010 2:40pm - 3:58pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

Screenwriting for a Living
Screenwriting for a Living There's an old joke-someone asks where to go find a screenwriter. Answer: 1) Drive to Los Angeles 2) Walk into a Starbucks 3) Point in any direction. You can tell the joke is old because in the updated version, they cut out the part about driving to L.A. For this conversation, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition mentors Michael Lucker (VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN), Robert Orr (UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS) and other special guests will return to the familiar Starbucks setting as they offer insight into what it takes to make a living as a screenwriter.

Monday April 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:15pm

Nonames
NONAMES follows the twenty-somethings as they struggle with adulthood and the confines of their small town. After an unforgivable event threatens the uneasy peace of their extended adolescence, one final event changes their lives forever. It's easy to be forgotten when you let your life fade away.


Monday April 19, 2010 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:40pm

Broken Hill
The story of an aspiring high school music composer, Tommy McAlpine, who struggles against his father's expectations, cultural stereotypes, and the lack of musicians in his small town. Given a chance at admission to a prestigious music conservatory, Tommy enlists the aid of his intimidating unrequited crush, Kat Rogers a tough but attractive outsider from the US, to help him organize the unruly inmates at a nearby federal prison into the kind of choir that can bring his music to life.
http://www.brokenhillthemovie.com/


Monday April 19, 2010 4:40pm - 6:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:45pm

Last Survivor, The
The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide Survivors (from The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo) and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate, and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.


Monday April 19, 2010 4:45pm - 6:13pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Monday April 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Open Five
A weekend double date in Memphis: Two young women from NYC come to the south for the first time for a weekend in Memphis visiting a local musician and filmmaker. It's a weekend filled with music history, backyard BBQs, dive bars, juke joints, soul food, paying tribute to a Memphis legend and more.


Monday April 19, 2010 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

YellowBrickRoad
In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where they went was a single word etched into stone near the forest's edge: YellowBrickRoad.

Monday April 19, 2010 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:05pm

Racing Dreams
Racing Dreams follows the lives of three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Assocation's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, Brandon Warren (13), and Josh Hobson (12), and Annabeth Barnes (11) chase the National Champion title -- and take one step closer toward their dream of someday racing in NASCAR.


Monday April 19, 2010 7:05pm - 8:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

10 Conditions of Love, The
The 10 Conditions of Love is the story of "the other Tibet"

Monday April 19, 2010 7:10pm - 8:04pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:20pm

Lesbian Shorts
From violent confrontations to unrequited feelings to getting laid, these short films examine the lesbian experience in America.

One Night
Public Relations
The Row Effect
Simple Pleasures
To Comfort You
Yulia

Sponsored by Comcast

Monday April 19, 2010 7:20pm - 8:42pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:15pm

Winter's Bone
Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy-until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's crystal-meth-making father skips bail and goes missing, her family home is on the line. Unless she finds him, she and her young siblings and disabled mother face destitution. In a heroic quest, Ree traverses the county to confront her kin, break their silent collusion, and bring her father home.

Monday April 19, 2010 9:15pm - 10:55pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Exit 117
Exit 117 is a melodic group portrait of New Jersey youth and the kaleidoscope of dreams, fears and laughs that is their last summer together. Told in a series of interconnected vignettes, characters confront adulthood in a sequence of confessions, declarations and resolutions.
http://www.exit117movie.com/


Monday April 19, 2010 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:40pm

Experimental Shorts
A group of films that play with structure and technique to tell their stories.

The Bellows March
Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot
Indistinct Boundaries: Movement 2
Indistinct Boundaries: Movement 4
Kapsis
LoopLoop
Manhattan Mermaid
More From Life
Parisian Flashcards
Someone or Something
Star, Dust
A Tax on Pochsy

Sponsored by Comcast


Monday April 19, 2010 9:40pm - 11:07pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Souled Out Comedy
Souled Out Comedy is a glimpse into the lives of six African American stand-up comics in New York City. All successful, full time comedians, Rick Younger, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Leighann Lord, Marc Theobald and Mike Yard came up through the "chitlin' circuit"


Monday April 19, 2010 9:45pm - 11:09pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Tuesday, April 20
 

12:10pm

Athlete, The
The remarkable, true life story of the great Ethiopian, marathon runner, Abebe Bikila, the first African to win a Gold Medal at an Olympic Games. But his life story only began with Olympic medals. One evening while returning to his home in Addis Ababa after training in the Ethiopian countryside, fate would present this remarkable champion with his greatest challenge; to dig deep within, not just to run the next mile, but to find the will to live.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:10pm - 1:43pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Mother Earth (Tierra Madre)
The true story of a woman on the Mexican border determined to raise her children with her female partner.

Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:15pm - 1:17pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:20pm

Battle of Pussy Willow Creek, The
Doing for American History what Spinal Tap did for rock and roll, this 'documentary' tells the story of the most pivotal engagement of the Civil War - an against-all-odds battle in which an opium-addicted LGBT Colonel, a geriatric Chinese expat, a nerdy escaped slave, and a sociopathic teen-aged prostitute saved the Union in its most dire hour.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:20pm - 2:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:30pm

Family Affair
Like a scene torn from The Color Purple or Capturing the Friedmans, this deeply personal and uncompromising documentary examines the complex levels of pedophilia and how it can manipulate and control an entire family for life.

Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:05pm

Who Saw Him (Chi L'ha Visto)
Chi L'ha Visto' follows the story of a young half Italian who grew up with his mother in Germany. Now, after 25 years, he goes on the search for his real father. However, lies that have built up around his father prevent him from recognizing his true belonging.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 2:05pm - 3:33pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:30pm

YellowBrickRoad
In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where they went was a single word etched into stone near the forest's edge: YellowBrickRoad.

Tuesday April 20, 2010 2:30pm - 4:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:35pm

Things We Carry, The
When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home, traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package her mother has left behind, reconnecting with her estranged sister, Eve, along the way.
http://thethingswecarry.com/

Tuesday April 20, 2010 2:35pm - 3:52pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:45pm

Alley Pat: The Music is Recorded
Celebrates the daring and outrageous era of classic Rhythm & Blues radio with a rich profile of the man who helped start it all, Atlanta pioneer James 'Alley Pat' Patrick. Beneath Pat's clowning is some deadly serious business: civil rights pioneers including Andrew Young reveal Alley Pat's quiet but pivotal role in their shared struggle.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

How High is Your Definition?
How High is Your Definition? It's time to geek-out with tech talk. Are you seeing "true HD" on that giant flat-screen in your living room? Were the projectors that screened AVATAR really HD? Is it finally time to buy a Blu-Ray/PS3? Our experts have the answers-some of which might surprise you-as they bust some myths and contain the hype about High Definition (HD, Hi-Def).

Tuesday April 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:25pm

Finn on the Fly
Finn on the Fly is a story about friendship, loyalty and learning to trust your instincts. Finn, a cool, life-loving', Frisbee-playing dog, and his owner, shy 13-year-old Ben, suddenly find their lives changed when Finn is accidentally transformed into a human being when Dr. Madeline Madsen's experiment goes wrong. Once on two legs, Finn teaches Ben to feel the wind in his fur, catch Frisbees like a dog and, ultimately, to find his own pack. Starring Ana Gasteyer (The Women, Saturday Night Live, What Women Want), Matthew Knight, Ryan Belleville, Brendon Firla and David Milchard.

FREE

Tuesday April 20, 2010 4:25pm - 6:05pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:35pm

The Battle for Bunker Hill
Intent on renewing his relationship with his daughters and former wife Hallie (Laura Kirk), corrupt Wall Street executive Peter Salem (James McDaniel) leaves prison for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas. When he arrives, he learns that Hallie has moved on and is now engaged to town big shot Jim McClain. Before Peter can depart, the electricity and communications in the town shut down Cut off from the world, the town's fear leads to the reawakening of its militant past, resulting in torture, illegal searches and murder as the town attempts to protect itself from an unseen enemy.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 4:35pm - 6:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:55pm

American Jihadist
American Jihadist is a look at militant Islam through the eyes of an American who fought for it. Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, is intriguing because he grew up in the ghettos of America's capitol and was surrounded by physical and psychological violence from the very beginning. American Jihadist looks at what role violence and a lack of hope for the future play in the development of radicalism.
http://www.americanjihadist.com/


Tuesday April 20, 2010 4:55pm - 6:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Tuesday April 20, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Dumbstruck
Dumbstruck is the humorous and complex story of five professional ventriloquists at all levels of ability and fame over the course of the most unusual year in ventriloquism history.
http://www.dumbstruckthemovie.com/


Tuesday April 20, 2010 5:00pm - 6:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

Documentary Shorts 2
These documentary shorts (coincidentally all directed women) focus on individuals driven to fight against great odds.

Born Sweet
No Excuses
Pax
Woman Rebel

Sponsored by Comcast


Tuesday April 20, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

Feed The Fish
With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, Joe Peterson leaves town with his best buddy to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in northern Wisconsin. Love, the Law and ice fishing change his life.
http://www.feedthefishmovie.com/


Tuesday April 20, 2010 7:10pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:15pm

Eyes of Me, The
The Eyes of Me presents an extraordinary look at four blind teenagers. Shot at the Texas School for the Blind in Austin, Texas, the parallel stories of two freshmen and two seniors unfold over the course of one dynamic year.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 7:15pm - 8:26pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:20pm

Desert of Forbidden Art, The
Defying Soviet censors, Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 7:20pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:20pm

Cooking With Stella
A warmhearted social satire about a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband Michael who are posted to New Delhi. Upon arrival they inherit a household of Indian servants headed by the charming, totally inspiring and wily cook, Stella. When Stella agrees to become Michael's cooking guru and to teach him traditional Indian dishes, little does he know that she's cooking up a scheme of her own.
http://www.cookingwithstella.com/

Tuesday April 20, 2010 9:20pm - 11:04pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Cold Weather
A former forensic science major and avid reader of detective fiction, who, after making a mess of his life in Chicago, returns to his hometown of Portland, Oregon. There, he, his sister Gail, and new friend Carlos become embroiled in something unexpected.

Tuesday April 20, 2010 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:40pm

I am Comic
Through candid interviews and unprecedented backstage access, this documentary explores the world of the working comedian and reveals a funny psychological profile of its practitioners. We witness a retired comic attempt to get back on stage after a thirteen-year absence. In the 80's, Ritch Shydner was at the top of his game, with HBO specials and late night appearances. But the game has moved on. Can he connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs? In the end, we learn what it takes to be a successful comic and why they must do it.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 9:40pm - 11:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Love On The Rocks
The story of a breakup that follows former lovers as they find themselves with psychopaths that are set to cross paths.


Tuesday April 20, 2010 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Wednesday, April 21
 

12:05pm

Myth of Time, The (El Mito del Tiempo)
The unwritten chapters of the Maya Popol Vuh related through the story of a boy and his transformation into manhood in a world after the holocaust. We follow The Dark Eyed One through his creation, his experiences as a child soldier, first love, and ultimately The Revelation.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:05pm - 1:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

There Once Was An Island (Te Henua E Noho)
This is the reality for the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny low-lying atoll in the South Western Pacific. As a terrifying tidal flood rips through their already damaged home, the Takuu community experiences the devastating effects of climate change first hand.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Cutud (The Crossing)
The story follows several Filipino penitents from Bario Cutud who imitate the sufferings of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
http://www.cutud.net/

Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:15pm - 1:44pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Benediction of the Beasts
Plays with CUTUD (The Crossing).


Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:15pm - 1:44pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Passion
Plays with CUTUD (The Crossing).

Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:15pm - 1:44pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:30pm

Teen Screen Shorts: Animal Antics
Check out these kid approved animal shorts with your littlest ones.

Chickens of the Sea
Frog, Chemical, Water, You
The Great Race
Once Upon a Tide
Ride of the Mergansers
Smalltalk Diaries

FREE

Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:30pm - 1:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:20pm

Documentary Shorts 1
Using found footage, impressionistic techniques and a mix of fiction, these documentary films tell their stories in complex structure.

Clandestine
The Darkness of Days
Ghosts
The Solitary of Cranes

Sponsored by Comcast

Wednesday April 21, 2010 2:20pm - 3:50pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:25pm

Handsome Harry
Harry, a 52-year-old Vietnam veteran, gets a call from a former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly, whom he hasn't seen in some thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 2:25pm - 4:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:30pm

Mamachas Del Ring
Set in the heights of the Bolivian Andes, Mamachas del Ring tells the story of Carmen Rosa the Champion, a cholita and professional wrestler who struggles to establish the first women-run wrestling team in the male-dominated world of lucha libre.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 2:30pm - 3:48pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

3:00pm

Stranded in the Motor City
Stranded In The Motor City' travels through the lives of the Barnes family, who have been stranded by poverty, their own choices, and life itself. Andrelia Barnes-Wilson, started life with infinite potential, graduating high school at age fifteen. Then life struck with a violent blow, as her husband and the father of her four boys was brutally murdered in the streets of Detroit.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 3:00pm - 4:09pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

Color Struck: Race & Movie Images in Hollywood
Color Struck - Race & Movie Images in Hollywood After last year's immensely popular "Diversity on Screen"

Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:35pm

Gay Shorts
Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, these shorts tackle a variety of issues that face gay men.

Bedfellows
Catching On: The Day The World Turned Gay
Curious Thing
Danny
The Feast of Stephen
Gayby
Non-Love-Song
Rubbuds

Sponsored by Comcast

Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:35pm - 6:11pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:40pm

Feed The Fish
With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, Joe Peterson leaves town with his best buddy to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in northern Wisconsin. Love, the Law and ice fishing change his life.
http://www.feedthefishmovie.com/


Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:45pm

Big Font, Large Spacing
Slacker students Tom and Steve are bumbling their way through a Psychology course at University. Discovering one night they've got a 5000-word essay due in the next morning it dawns on them their degrees are on the line.
http://www.33story.com/bflswebsite/index.html


Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:45pm - 6:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:45pm

Freeport
Plays with Big Font. Large Spacing


Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:45pm - 6:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Wednesday April 21, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Eyes of Me, The
The Eyes of Me presents an extraordinary look at four blind teenagers. Shot at the Texas School for the Blind in Austin, Texas, the parallel stories of two freshmen and two seniors unfold over the course of one dynamic year.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 5:00pm - 6:11pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

Crash hosted by Ludacris
When Crash premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2004, Barack Obama was a candidate for the United States Senate just two months removed from his star-making speech at the Democratic National Convention. Now, over a year since Obama took office seems like the perfect time to revisit Crash to discuss the issues it brought to the forefront and examine how these issues still affect us six years later. Join Ludacris, who co-stars in the film, for the film and discussion followed by an after party at his restaurant, Straits.
Post-Screening Q&A with Ludacris and Lynda Halligan, host of ReelzChannel Hollywood's Top Ten.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:05pm

Looking For Love Shorts
Relationships can be difficult as this collection of short films shows.

Further Lane
Greased
Mister Green
The Regular
The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell
Tell Me Who

Sponsored by Comcast

Wednesday April 21, 2010 7:05pm - 8:45pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

8: The Mormon Proposition
8: The Mormon Proposition is a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secrative, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
http://www.mormonproposition.com/

Wednesday April 21, 2010 7:10pm - 8:30pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:15pm

No Tomorrow
No Tomorrow focuses on the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principle subject of Aging Out, a recent film about teenagers leaving foster care. No Tomorrow explores how that film about Risa's last year of life unexpectedly became the centerpiece of a homicide investigation and a trial that would determine whether the alleged killer would live or die.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 7:15pm - 8:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:00pm

Pink Peach Party
Sponsored by Out on Film and Burkhart's
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Attend

Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:00pm - 11:59pm
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9:00pm

Straits After-Party
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Attend

Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:00pm - 11:59pm
0

9:25pm

Square, The
Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run... If only it were that simple.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:25pm - 11:12pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Dive!
Dive! follows Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good food and uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America.
http://www.divethefilm.com/


Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:30pm - 10:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

A Man Can't Just Sit Around
Plays with Dive!.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:30pm - 10:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Cud
Plays with Dive!.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:30pm - 10:59pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:40pm

Comedy Shorts
A group of short films to tickle your funny bone.

The Apostles
The Ballad of Friday and June
Follicle Frolic
Helium Man
How To Ride a Train
Pet Peeves
Quality Time
Spleenectomy
This Side Up
Winner: Best Short Film
The World of Film Festivals

Sponsored by Comcast


Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:40pm - 11:27pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

10-20
When EJ Henderson discovers the truth about his mother, his life begins to spiral out of control. EJ realizes that he can only control the present when he learns to deal with his past. Inspired by true events.


Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:45pm - 11:14pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Thursday, April 22
 

12:05pm

No Tomorrow
No Tomorrow focuses on the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principle subject of Aging Out, a recent film about teenagers leaving foster care. No Tomorrow explores how that film about Risa's last year of life unexpectedly became the centerpiece of a homicide investigation and a trial that would determine whether the alleged killer would live or die.

Thursday April 22, 2010 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:10pm

Lesbian Shorts
From violent confrontations to unrequited feelings to getting laid, these short films examine the lesbian experience in America.

One Night
Public Relations
The Row Effect
Simple Pleasures
To Comfort You
Yulia

Sponsored by Comcast

Thursday April 22, 2010 12:10pm - 1:32pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:15pm

Souled Out Comedy
Souled Out Comedy is a glimpse into the lives of six African American stand-up comics in New York City. All successful, full time comedians, Rick Younger, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Leighann Lord, Marc Theobald and Mike Yard came up through the "chitlin' circuit"


Thursday April 22, 2010 12:15pm - 1:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

12:20pm

10-20
When EJ Henderson discovers the truth about his mother, his life begins to spiral out of control. EJ realizes that he can only control the present when he learns to deal with his past. Inspired by true events.


Thursday April 22, 2010 12:20pm - 1:49pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:05pm

Cold Weather
A former forensic science major and avid reader of detective fiction, who, after making a mess of his life in Chicago, returns to his hometown of Portland, Oregon. There, he, his sister Gail, and new friend Carlos become embroiled in something unexpected.


Thursday April 22, 2010 2:05pm - 3:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:10pm

Dive!
Dive! follows Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good food and uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America.
http://www.divethefilm.com/


Thursday April 22, 2010 2:10pm - 3:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:10pm

A Man Can't Just Sit Around
Plays with Dive!.

Thursday April 22, 2010 2:10pm - 3:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:10pm

Cud
Plays with Dive!.


Thursday April 22, 2010 2:10pm - 3:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:20pm

Comedy Shorts
A group of short films to tickle your funny bone.

The Apostles
The Ballad of Friday and June
Follicle Frolic
Helium Man
How To Ride a Train
Pet Peeves
Quality Time
Spleenectomy
This Side Up
Winner: Best Short Film
The World of Film Festivals

Sponsored by Comcast

Thursday April 22, 2010 2:20pm - 4:07pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

2:25pm

Toxic Soup
Something is bad wrong as everyday Americans fight to protect their blood, water, and air from chemical pollution. Toxic Soup connects the current spikes in childhood cancer, autism, and other serious illnesses with the business practices of Fortune 500 companies: DuPont, Bayer, Ashland Oil and Massey Energy.

Thursday April 22, 2010 2:25pm - 3:53pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm

Is an Audience Never Wrong?
Is an Audience Never Wrong? Billy Wilder is famously credited with saying "An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius."

Thursday April 22, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starbucks 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:15pm

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life. A quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Iverson's young black friends against a group of white patrons. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed the teenager-considered by some the nation's best high school athlete-in jail and sharply divided the city along racial lines. Oscar nominee Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"


Thursday April 22, 2010 4:15pm - 5:35pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:20pm

Looking For Love Shorts
Relationships can be difficult as this collection of short films shows.

Further Lane
Greased
Mister Green
The Regular
The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell
Tell Me Who

Sponsored by Comcast

Thursday April 22, 2010 4:20pm - 6:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

4:40pm

God's Architects
God's Architects is a documentary that tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations.The film details how and why these oft-marginalized creators, with neither funding nor blueprints, construct their self-made environments.


Thursday April 22, 2010 4:40pm - 6:02pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

5:00pm

Festival Happy Hour
Thursday April 22, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Independent 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:00pm

Godspeed
Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer whose family is brutally murdered by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever. Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life and the house his family lived in, moving through the days' slow existence more like a ghost than a man. But then a young, mysterious girl named Sarah appears in town, and she will become the link to his family's killings and to the murderers themselves.

Thursday April 22, 2010 7:00pm - 8:39pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:05pm

African-American Spotlight Shorts
A collection of short films that deal with African-American characters and issues.
Amazon Women
Asbury Park
I Own You
Jackson Parish
Life On Earth
She Got Problems
Train

Sponsored by Comcast


Thursday April 22, 2010 7:05pm - 8:48pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:10pm

Burning Ice
Climate change is a reality which is caused by us all and is a cultural, economic and social problem which has to move beyond scientific debate. Burning Ice documents Cape Farewell, an artist led project for and about artists, committed to enabling artists to engage the public with creative insights, visions and solutions.
http://www.cactusthree.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104


Thursday April 22, 2010 7:10pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

7:15pm

Do It Again
Do It Again' is about one man's quest to reunite the '60s rock band, The Kinks. But it's more, as we follow Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe staff writer, driven by both his desire to create something special before he becomes 40 and his longing to reclaim his teenage, garage band past.
http://doitagainthemovie.com/


Thursday April 22, 2010 7:15pm - 8:40pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:30pm

Desert of Forbidden Art, The
Defying Soviet censors, Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions.

Thursday April 22, 2010 9:30pm - 10:50pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:35pm

Drama Shorts
From the global/political to the personal and from the past to the present, these short films examine dramatic confrontation.

Ana's Playground
Cigarette Candy
Confession
The History of Aviation
Metropolis Ferry
The Odds
Puppets of War

Sponsored by Comcast

Thursday April 22, 2010 9:35pm - 11:20pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:40pm

Cropsey
Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true, two filmmakers investigate the real-life boogeyman linked to five missing children in their hometown of Staten Island, New York.
http://cropseylegend.com/

Thursday April 22, 2010 9:40pm - 11:04pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

9:45pm

Case 219
Through the eyes of a journalist, the story of a high school shooting rampage unfolds in a series of provocative and haunting documentary style interviews that leave the audience with the thought of who is really to blame.

Thursday April 22, 2010 9:45pm - 11:18pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308
 
Friday, April 23
 

7:00pm

Secret to a Happy Ending, The
Following the path of terrific all-access, behind-the-scenes band documentaries like Wilco's I Am Trying To Break Your Heart and Metallica's Some Kind of Monster, The Secret to a Happy Ending shows the Drive-By Truckers at their most vulnerable as director Barr Weissman chronicles three critical years of touring and recording while the band overcomes trauma and survives a near breakup-all while also searching for an ever-elusive happy ending.


Friday April 23, 2010 7:00pm - 9:30pm
14th Street Playhouse 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

9:30pm

Closing Night Party
Pass or Ticket Stub Required to Attend

Friday April 23, 2010 9:30pm - 11:59pm
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