The Atlanta Film Festival has been positioned at the intersection of art, culture, and commerce for almost forty years. ATLFF is especially excited to exemplify this in 2015 with two multi-faceted screenings; both "Imba Means Sing" and "Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story" will lead in to live music performances. It's the mission of The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, an intimate, cultural centerpiece of downtown Atlanta, that makes it the ideal venue for these ATLFF productions: "to inspire, educate and entertain diverse audiences by presenting innovative and exceptional arts programming and cultivating community partnerships."
The Rialto's purpose reflects both the Festival's themes and the themes of the selections they're hosting. Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30pm, Yacht Rock Revue and the Atlanta Music Project Choir will perform in conjunction with the World Premiere of "Imba Means Sing," a feature documentary about the Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir from Uganda. Both musical acts are well known in the area and will elevate the premiere's fun factor to almost unthinkable heights! Watch the official film trailer here and jump on the opportunity to buy one film ticket and see two concerts for FREE!
The next evening, on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30pm, the Rialto will screen "Sound of Redemption: the Frank Morgan Story." Frank Morgan was a legendary jazz saxophonist until heroin took hold and found him in prison. Featuring live footage of Morgan's solos and a San Quentin-staged six-piece band tribute show, this documentary traces Morgan's storied trail from jazz royalty to incarceration and back again. Stay seated once the credits roll—saxophonist Grace Kelly and pianist George Cables, two band members from the film, will be ready to play for you live! Check out the trailer and then get your tickets for this one-time opportunity!