2018 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL — Films & Special Presentations
The unbelievable but true story of four young men who mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history...
Los Años Azules (The Blue Years)
Four young adults as different as the four seasons have managed to craft a home for themselves in the shattered relic of a once beautiful house...
Are You Glad I'm Here
Kirsten, brazen American post-grad, befriends her next-door neighbor, Nadine, an intelligent mother relegated to full-time Beirut housewife...
Elan Bogarín & Jonathan Bogarín
After the loss of their grandmother, a brother and sister foray into the depths of magical realism to excavate and appreciate the home she left behind...
Using home videos and classic Bollywood films, a filmmaker crafts an intimate portrait of his Pakistani-Muslim family grappling with the realities of having a gay son in a modern...
Armed With Faith
Geeta Gandbhir & Asad Faruqi
Hidden within the mountainous border of Pakistan and Afghanistan are some of the most violent homegrown terrorist groups. For years, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban...
Carlos López Estrada
Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles...
Cabeza Madre (Mother's Head)
John, a first-generation American, travels to visit his estranged mother in her home country of Cuba for the first time in years. Upon his arrival John...
Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley
Valerie has just returned home from a prison sentence served for a drunk driving accident that cost her neighbor his life. All Valerie wants is to return...
Clara Reynolds is the under-appreciated matriarch of a family in the spotlight. Her husband is an aging comedian that is beginning to recognize his career...
A Chinese farmer loses his livelihood when pigs mysteriously die across the country. An eccentric woman fights to save her family home from encroaching...
When a young virgin decides to sleep with her boyfriend, she finds herself under threat from her conservative society. Desperate for a solution...
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last...
Natalie Bastens & Kaat Beels
Alex’s world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly abandons her dementing father. But when Alex moves home to care for him...
Caught up in the glitz and pageantry of Mardi Gras, a group of friends find themselves enamored with the infamous city of New Orleans...
Hearts Beat Loud
Frank (Nick Offerman) and his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) form a songwriting duo shortly before she leaves for college. As they grow...
In the Shadows
A reclusive shopkeeper spends his life isolated from the outside world, interacting with his home of Old Delhi solely through hidden closed-circuit cameras...
It's a Party
Weldon Wong Powers
Successful Atlanta rap artist Cory Masters is late for his own surprise birthday party. While his friends anxiously await his arrival, each one individually addresses...
Crippled by insecurity and doubt, Don Gos struggles with a stilted career and dating life. As he contemplates his failures while driving...
Lean on Pete
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager...
Leave No Trace
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When...
Melecotones (Peaches )
In the retrofuture, Diego attempts to salvage his relationship with girlfriend Laura by taking her to the hotel where they once vacationed as a happy...
Never Steady, Never Still
Living in a remote part of Canada, Judy battles daily with the pain and inconvenience of Parkinson’s Disease. After her husband dies...
Jane is a stay at home mom who has just realized she doesn’t love her husband anymore. She decides to bid her family adieu...
A Prayer Before Dawn
“A Prayer Before Dawn” is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly...
Two college students film a documentary on larger-than-life, chain-smoking inmate Tijuana Jackson, who is currently serving time in prison. After...
Restos De Viento (Wind Traces)
Jimena Montemayor Loyo
In the wake of losing their father and patriarch, a family drifts aimlessly through life. The mother, Carmen, struggles with depression and the task of caring...
Michael Curtis Johnson
Elena, an aspiring young artist, meets and falls in love with Jason, a horrorcore rapper. Suddenly engrossed in his world, Elena finds herself...
When Lily (Madeline Brewer) loses her way on a hike through the Appalachian wilderness, she finds rescue in the form of a peculiar married...
When Milena learns her estranged father has fallen ill, she travels to the remote opal mining community he calls home. Crossing paths with...
Inspired by true events, “Summer 03” centers on Jamie, a 16-year-old girl (Joey King) and her extended family who are left reeling after her calculating grandmoth...
When her estranged father suddenly passes, Fatima finds herself struggling to mourn a person to which she had no connection. As she helps her grieving...
Tell Me Your Name
Abused by her father and abandoned by her mother as a young child, Ashley is sent to live with her estranged Aunt Tanya. During her stay, she becomes...
Thy Kingdom Come
A priest visits the residents of a small town and demonstrates the healing power of listening. From prisons to living rooms, the priest compassionately listens...
Silvina Schnicer & Ulises Porra Guardiola
Sixty-five year old Rina visits her home in the Tigre Delta accompanied by her forty-something friend Elena. They await the arrival of their estranged children...
A new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo...
Having recently embraced her own identity, Sid, a transgender woman, finds herself tangled in a complex web of expectations and aspirations when...
When She Runs
Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Kirstin, a young wife and mother, competes for a spot in the the Olympic trials. In her quest to win, she sacrifices it all as she moves out of her...
Yamasong: March of the Hollows
Sam Koji Hale
In a futuristic world filled with fantastical, mechanized creatures, one automaton girl joins forces with a tortoise warrior and a band of outlaws to defeat..
You Were Never Really Here
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake...
In the history of racism in the United States, one major physical manifestation of oppression has survived into the present, wrapped in the protective embrace...
In a world dominated by drug trade and ineffectual police forces, it is often the lowest, replaceable workers in the hierarchy who find themselves imprisoned. Enter...
Freedom for the Wolf
What is a democracy? Across the globe, this heralded form of government is under attack by the very leaders it elected. In this groundbreaking documentary, we follow...
Ingrid, a successful fashion designer and mother, dropped everything to create a new life for herself in the middle of the woods. Since then, she has...
Every year, young Micronesian citizens leave their families and island homes on military deployment—as United States soldiers fighting for the American dream...
Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp
Five orphaned children living in Swaziland collectively weave a cathartic tale of love, hope, and bravery through a fictional character they create named Liyana...
At the world's only all-transgender bodybuilding competition, four male bodybuilders take the stage. What precedes this triumphant moment are a set of...
Man on Fire
Grand Saline seemed like your average small town in Texas until the day when Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, publicly set himself on fire to protest...
In 1970, Maynard Jackson Jr. was elected as mayor of the city of Atlanta, sparking a revolution in the black community. As the first black mayor elected...
All throughout the United States, there exists a vibrant and mythical subculture dedicated to the existence of real life mermaids. In the exploration of...
Nos Llaman Guerreras (They Call Us Warriors)
Jennifer Socorro, Edwin Corona Ramos, & David Alonso
In a country torn apart by political and economic upheaval, a team of young wo...
Nothing Without Us : The Women Who Will End AIDS
For the past 30 years, women around the world have been on the move to tear down the forces that would silence them....
Julien Mauranne & Victor Guillon
Curious about urban life outside of their rural Peruvian village, two teenage brothers of the Amazonian Shipibo Indians leave for Lima to chase their dreams...
Betsy West & Julie Cohen
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has created a breathtaking legal legacy for women’s rights while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon...
Anajli Nayar & Hawa Essuman
Faced with environmental destruction and governmental corruption, Liberian activist Silas Siakor is fighting back to save the country...
When it comes to power and electricity, Nigeria is a country in crisis. Torn between its desire to enter the global stage and its inability to provide...
Waiting for David
Emelie Svensson & Karin Oleander
April 19, 1993. After a grueling 51-day standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, over 70 members of the cult perished...
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America’s...
Kick back with a show of engaging and lovingly offbeat episodic programs.
Our delightfully eccentric ensemble of visually stunning musical combustions.
Virtual Reality returns with an upgrade. Enjoy an immersive selection of interactive, animated, documentary and other thrilling experiences.
Puppetry & Stop Motion Animation, 64 minutes
Unicorns, Rasputin, Sharknado - oh my! Puppets and clay that will blow your mind.
Last Life in the Universe
Narrative, 110 minutes
Glimpses beyond the veil of time and space.
Narrative, 77 minutes
Humorous collisions of circumstance and character.
Documentary, 99 minutes
Broad stripes and bright stars, the American ethos.
Narrative, 103 minutes
Painstaking accounts of lives led, loved, and lost.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Narrative, 104 minutes
Meditations on weathered hands and patient hearts.
Of One Blood
Narrative, 99 minutes
Family ghosts of the past, present, and future.
Rebels of the Neon God
Narrative, 96 minutes
Turbulent intersections of love and tech.
Short Films Attached to Features
Narrative & Documentary
Spring in My Hometown
Narrative (Local), 85 minutes
Films and filmmakers grown in Georgia clay.
Narrative & Documentary, 104 minutes
What makes a man?
Those Who Make Tomorrow
Experimental, 83 minutes
Exceptional avant-garde works that transform through beauty, wit and wonder.
Under the Same Moon
Narrative & Documentary, 107 minutes
Blueprints of borders fabricated internally and externally.
Documentary (Local), 61 minutes
Snapshots of peach state roots.
What We Do in the Shadows
Narrative, Animation, & Documentary, 68 minutes
A weird and wacky balm for the soul.
Year of the Carnivore
Narrative, 108 minutes
Tales of breaking points, cruelty, and carnage.
Young and Wild
Animation & Puppetry (Family Friendly), 49 minutes
Fables for kids who still believe in magic.
ACVB presets: "Music Voyager"
Please join us at The Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art for a special screening of Music Voyager: "Atlanta’s Stage" (Episode 3) and Music Voyager: "Atlanta’s Canvas" (Episode 4)...
Amber Nash Masterclass
For the last eight years, Amber Nash has voiced the incomparable character of Pam Poovey on FX's Emmy Award-winning show "Archer." Amber graduated from Georgia State University...
The Art Institute of Atlanta Presents: Senior Film Screening
A showcase of short films created by senior level students from The Art Institute of Atlanta...
ATLFF Screenplay Competition: Script Read
Join us for a script read of selections from each of the three 2018 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition winners, featuring local SAG-AFTRA actors...
The film/video side of Dad's Garage Theatre returns with a collection of projects from the past year. Watch the first public screening of a new television pilot, "Weird City,"...
The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts Presents: Selected Keylight Films
The FSU College of Motion Pictures Arts presents a showcase of eight short student films followed by a panel discussion with representatives from...
Jason Reitman Masterclass
Four-time Academy Award® nominated film director, screenwriter and producer Jason Reitman will host a Masterclass at Dad's Garage as part of the 42nd annual Atlanta Film Festival...
25th Anniversary at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
In director Steven Spielberg's three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster "Jurassic Park," paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern)...
Miss Richfield 1981 “Born Again”
Logo Founder Matt Farber presents Miss Richfield 1981 "Born Again" at Plaza Theatre. In her all-new show, Miss Richfield 1981 is “Born Again” finding new religion...
PLAZADROME: "The Astrologer"
Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre’s cult film series continues with Craig Denney’s “The Astrologer.” Alexander is running a con game at a circus as a psychic. When...
re:imagine/ATL Presents: CURRENTS on Tour - Teen Takeover
Film festivals have long been an anchor for allowing a platform for stories surrounding cultural influences to be brought to light—now it's time to listen to youth voices...
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It's a Plaza Theatre institution! Lips Down On Dixie performs the interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Midnight each Friday...
Romany Malco Masterclass
Romany Malco’s breakout role was as the trash-talking womanizer Jay in Judd Apatow’s box office hit, "The 40 Year Old Virgin." Many remember him...
YOU42 Presents: “Dead By Midnight/11 PM Central”
It's Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight (Erin Brown) arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon ‘Dead by Midnight.’ When the WKIZ staff...