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Savannah Film Festival Adds Screening of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" With Special Guests

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The Savannah Film Festival has added a special screening of the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” The film aptly premiered at the Nashville Film Festival back in April and played a few other festivals before opening in New York City this past weekend. The country music legend’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease has been no secret. The film centers around his farewell tour throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. Director/producer James Keach will be in attendance alongside Jane Seymour, who also served as a producer. Glen Campbell’s wife Kim Campbell will also be present. “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” plays Saturday, November 1st at 4 PM at the SCAD Museum of Art. 

22 Films to See at the 2014 Savannah Film Festival

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Did you know that in the now 17-year history of the Savannah Film Festival, it has never rained? Autumn in Savannah is an incredible thing. Warm days, cool nights and although the live oaks don’t carry the same bright colors as the trees up north, this city is colorful enough. But the amazing fall feelings and beautiful weather are just a couple of reasons why we love attending this festival. A diverse and exceptional group of films is the main draw. The usual Oscar players are in the mix this year, with films like “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game” and “Whiplash” dotting the lineup. Foreign fare like “Two Days, One Night” and “Parisian” add some cultural flavor while the slate of indie features seems like it might make for SAVFF’s strongest competition lineups yet. Documentaries are plentiful, seeing as a ‘Docs to Watch’ series adds eight of the most highly buzzed non-fiction works of the year to an already healthy group of films. Georgia-based and produced documentary “Paradise Garde

Gena Rowlands, Matt Bomer, Analeigh Tipton among honorees at 2014 Savannah Film Festival

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The 2014 Savannah Film Festival honorees clockwise from top left: Gena Rowlands, Matt Bomer, Analeigh Tipton,  Asa Butterfield Out of all of Georgia’s film festivals—and there are now more than ever—the Savannah Film Festival is the most star-studded. Every year, a bevy of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest names come to Georgia’s first city to showcase their work and be honored by the now 17-year-old film festival. Last year, Jeremy Irons, Alexander Payne, Natalie Dormer and Abigail Breslin were honorees. Gena Rowlands, Matt Bomer, Analeigh Tipton and Asa Butterfield are this year’s special award winners. Two-time Academy Award nominee Gena Rowlands has had an incredible career, starring in films like “Gloria,” “A Woman Under the Influence” and more recently, “The Notebook.” Receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, Rowlands will perform a Q&A after a special presentation of “Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks” and will be joined by her son, director Nick Cassavetes, for a Q&A follow

2014 Savannah Film Festival competition films

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The lineup for this year’s 17th annual Savannah Film Festival was released earlier this month. While plenty of big Hollywood and international films are featured that will go on to garner awards attention in the coming months, SAVFF also sheds a light on independent film. Below, we’ve gathered all of the features and short films in competition this year. Look for more information on the special guests and gala presentations later this week, but in the meantime, check out  www.savannahfilmfestival.com  for the complete schedule and more information. The festival takes place from October 25th through November 1st. Narrative Features Amira and Sam An army veteran struggles to assimilate back into a country he barely recognizes while trying to win the heart of an Iraqi immigrant who is teetering on the brink of deportation. Parisian When published Japanese author Kyoko Murakai travels to Paris, France, in search of the perfect character to inspire her next novel, she encounters carefree Pa

Atlanta production "The Quantified Self" seeks funds through Kickstarter campaign

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Ukraine-born, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Gleb Osatinski has played the world over with his rapturously beautiful and thoughtful films “Pisces of an Unconscious Mind” and “The House at the Edge of the Galaxy.” We profiled the latter film in 2013, as it played the 37th annual Atlanta Film Festival. At that festival, Gleb met Atlanta-based producer Imoto Harney (also well-known for her work at Doobious.org ). When it came time to begin working on his next film, co-written with Danielle Ellen (who also has a degree in Neuroscience), Gleb and Imoto begin planning an Atlanta production for “The Quantified Self.” “The Quantified Self” tells the story of a family of self-trackers who devote themselves to ultimate health and success. But submitting to technology drastically alters the family’s relationships, forcing them to put more faith in data than in themselves. Last month, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise $15,000 to begin production on “The Quantified Self.” The funds raised wil