Movies and More

I’m going to make one final plug here for The September Project, a community event planned for this weekend. I’ll just refer everyone to my blog for the details, but we lucked out with two very interesting speakers, Paul Loeb, who will also be speaking and signing books tonight at Ashtons, and Sarah Shalf, who is a local civil liberties attorney.

Looks like this will be a big movie weekend in Atlanta. Aside from all the “big” movies, such as Criminal, starring the always cool John C. Reilly, Vanity Fair, and Cellular, Atlanta will be welcoming the latest political documentary, The Hunting of the President. I have to admit that even I’m burning out on political documentaries, which would have seemed impossible just a few weeks ago, but Harry Thomason’s film version of Joe Conason’s book promises to be pretty interesting in its treatment of the Starr investigation.

The High Museum will be showing two films, Crimson Gold and The Lady, as part of their series, Iranian Film Today. Both films look promising, and some of the best cinema in the world is currently coming out of Iran (I’m hoping to catch Crimson Gold, which won honors at the Cannes Film Festival, on Saturday night).

Finally, for Errol Morris fans, his first (and by many accounts best) documentary, Gates of Heaven will be screened at Trinity Vineyard Church at 1314 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard. I’ll be lucky if I catch two of these films this weekend, but for film junkies, it looks like we’re in for several good weeks of new movies.

Note: Vincent Gallo’s, controversial-with-a-capital-C new film, Brown Bunny is also playing this weekend. This film has received so many negative reviews I almost feel like I should see it. Almost.

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