Weekend Movie Haps
Following up on Daniel’s post, I’d like to call attention to a few movie events this weekend in Atlanta.
The major film event is the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, which runs from August 25-31. To be honest, I know very little about any of the participating films, but as a fan of experimental film, I’m hoping to attend 1-2 screenings this weekend.
Richard Kelly’s “director’s cut” of Donnie Darko will be playing this week at the Lefont Plaza Theater. I quite liked the original version. The cinematography is very good, and while some aspects of Kelly’s time-travel plot seemed strangely spiritualistic, the film’s images of Reagan-era apocalypse are intriguing and thought-provoking. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the director’s cut, but if you haven’t seen the film on the big screen, that experience alone might be worth it.