Movies in Atlanta May 13-19

Here are a few links to upcoming movie events in Atlanta. I haven’t yet decided what I’m going to see, but this looks like a great weekend for independent and international film in Atlanta. Cinema India appears to be kicking into gear at the High Museum this weekend, with Anything Can Happen and I Have Found It among the featured films. Georgia State University’s Cinefest will be screening Spalding Gray’s Swimming to Cambodia on May 13. Next Thursday, May 20, documentarians Steven Channing, Rebecca Cerese, and Cynthia Hill, will be screening February One, about four college freshmen, now known as the “Greensboro Four,” who challenged segregation by staging a sit-in at a North Carolina Woolworth’s. The screening is part of Atlanta’s IMAGE Film and Video Center and will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site.

On a related note, the Atlanta College of Art will be featuring the work of Darren Weik, whose work investigates the use of violent images in movies and on television. Weik’s show runs through May 16.

Finally, as part of their Mondo Movie Nights, the Starlight Drive-In (on Moreland, a few miles south of Little Five Points) will be screening The Road Warrior and Soylent Green, perfect for the drive-in experience. One of my final entries on the original Blogger version of the chutry experiment recounts my experience watching David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at this drive-in.

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