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Get Passes to a Free Screening of "Far From the Madding Crowd" in Atlanta!

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On Tuesday, April 28th in Atlanta, the Atlanta Film Festival is hosting a free advanced screening of Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd,” starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Get your free passes below! Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, “Far From the Madding Crowd” is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. The screening takes place at the Plaza Theatre at 7:15 PM. Get your passes below and make sure you get there early

Savannah Film Festival '14 Opener "5 to 7" Now Playing in Atlanta

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Although it is one of the weakest films to ever open up the Savannah Film Festival , we are definitely excited when any indie film featured on the Georgia film festival circuit gets distribution and hits cinema screens here! Victor Levin’s “5 to 7″—starring Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella and Glenn Close—is far from your typical romantic comedy, but lacks enough grit and grounding to even out its high sugar content. It is worth seeing, however, if only for the few scenes containing Frank Langella and Glenn Close. “5 to 7” opens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta today.

Celebrate Earth Month at Eyedrum with Contraband Cinema!

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Love local film even more than you love the planet? Not even a contest? Come out Saturday to Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery for a special program of nine films that dance with various aspects of what it means to live on this humble globe. It’s certified organic! PRODUCTS OF OUR ENVIRONMENT will showcase videos and 16mm films featuring anything from invasive species and animated excrement to filmmaking fireflies and luminescent fungi. Directors include Stan Brakhage, Greta Snider, Josh Gibson, David Montgomery, Caleb Wood, and Atlanta’s own Robbie Land. Land and his super relevant surname will be in attendance to screen his new cut of “Matters of Bioluminescence.” Support Atlanta arts and their collectives with the price of a footlong sub, and dip your toe into the underground water that is Contraband Cinema . PLUS: show up early to earn free seeds! Saturday, April 11th. Doors at 7pm, films at 8pm. $7.

ATLFF Review: "Old South" (***)

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“Old South” screened at the 39th annual Atlanta Film Festival Set against the backdrop of a divided Athens community, “Old South” explores the neighborhood struggle between two communities and their desire to preserve their historical legacies. On one side, there is Kappa Alpha (KA), a white fraternity known to fly the Confederate flag and stage antebellum-style parades. They move into a predominantly black neighborhood, whose citizens are still very much aware of the treatment their ancestors endured from the Civil War era. Through candid interviews with its residents, the documentary does an appropriate job of providing perspectives from two racially different communities. However, the documentary itself is decent at best and I would not consider it a “must-see” from the Atlanta Film Festival . The film is told mainly through the eyes of Hope Iglehart, who is fighting to preserve her mother’s home. The house, which has been in her family for three generations, is the only one remaini