43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival

4/13/2019 3:00 PM

43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival APR4-14

43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival

For 43 years, the Atlanta Film Festival has welcomed hundreds of thousands of filmmakers and filmlovers from across the globe to gather around the silver screen. One of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying events in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases over 200 films, selected from more than 8,400 submissions, over an eleven day event each spring. This 43rd year will be bigger and better than ever, and we want to celebrate with you.

Grab a badge and mingle at what has been distinguished as the 'Best Spring Festival' by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 'Best Film Festival' by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the '25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World' and one of '50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee' by MovieMaker Magazine.

Key dates:
Thursday, April 4: First Night, "Locals Only"
Friday, April 5: Opening Night Festivities
Thursday, April 11: SOUND + VISION returns
Saturday, April 13: Awards Brunch & Closing Night Festivities
Sunday, April 14: Final Day
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Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/316897552275674/

Complete line-up here



--SOUNDLESS DANCE (Sunday 4/7, 7:30pm)
Directed by Pradeepan Raveendran
France/India/Sri Lanka, 2019, Tamil/French, 89 minutes
In the spring of 2009, Sri Lanka's decades long civil war is entering its most violent phase. Siva, a young Sri Lankan refugee living illegally in France, has lost contact with the family he was forced to leave behind. Haunted by the trauma of the war that devastated his childhood and obsessed by the flow of images on the Internet, Siva sinks into a waking dream that propels him into the heart of the battlefield.
[World Premiere]

--Kamali | directed by Sasha Rainbow, United Kingdom/India, 23:43 (Sat 4/13 3pm @ Hilan Theatre)
A single mother fights for her daughter’s empowerment in India through skateboarding.
[New Mavericks]

--Flight of the Unwanted (at SOUND+VISION Thurs 4/11 7pm-11pm— Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine & Historic Fourth Ward Park — FREE and Open to the Public)

Directed by Thomas Nybo
Bangladesh, 2018, English, 05:40
Enter the chaotic world of Rohingya refugees being forced from their homes in Myanmar into crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.

--A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME (Sat 4/6, 7:30pm — Hilan Theatre)
Directed by Sahra Mani
Afghanistan/France, 2018, Farsi, 90 minutes
When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, opposes the will of her family and the traditions of her country to seek justice for years of sexual abuse from her father, she sheds light on the faulty Afghan judicial system and the women it rarely protects. One woman’s obstinate battle to make her voice heard demonstrates the power of action over fear in this harrowing feature documented by a young Afghan director. ​ 
[New Mavericks]

Music Video:

--Ashanti, Takeira, Jessy'ka  - "Know Your Worth" (ON LOOP AT SOUND+VISION. Thurs 4/11, 7pm-11pm — Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine & Historic Fourth Ward Park)

Directed by Paras Chaudhari | USA, 2018, English, 5:22



You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (Sat 4/6, 12:45pm, Hilan Theatre)

Documentary Feature
View all films tagged "Documentary Feature"

Shortly after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, nearly 40 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land at a tiny airport in Gander, Newfoundland. With thousands stranded and no where to go, the small but mighty Canadian community of Gander came together to house, feed, and care for the passengers or "come from aways" who soon became more like family than strangers. Through firsthand accounts and real life footage, You Are Here documents the immense kindness, clever resourcefulness, and heartfelt humor Gander showed their unexpected guests. Witness the remarkable true story that inspired the hit Broadway musical Come From Away.



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