Lineup of more than 200 films announced for 2018 Atlanta Film Festival


The 42nd Atlanta Film Festival will soon welcome filmmakers, movie buffs and talented actors to do what they do best: watch, interpret and then discuss the heck out of moving pictures. 

Over 10 days, the annual event will present 58 feature length films and 150 short films from 56 countries at multiple venues across Atlanta. Organizers say this year’s film festival is the most diverse in terms of the number of countries represented, and the largest in terms of the number of films.

Officials for the festival — which takes place from April 13 to April 22 — recently announced the complete lineup, which can be seen here.

Included in the announcement was the closing night presentation: “Eighth Grade,” directed by Bo Burnham. The film will be shown April 21 in the Plaza Theatre at 7:30 p.m. 


REVIEW | Historic storm delineates racial divide

READ | 11 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in March


The festival will kick off with “Blindspotting,” the feature film directorial debut from Carlos López Estrada. The movie, in which a pair of childhood best friends are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area, stars Daveed Diggs. 

Diggs co-wrote the film with his lifelong friend Rafael Casal. Casal and Diggs will attend the April 13 red carpet screening, and Diggs will receive an ATLFF Innovator Award. 

Select film titles announced by the festival include: “Lean on Pete,” “Leave No Trace,” “A Prayer Before Dawn,” “RBG,” “Tully,” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” 


EVENT PREVIEW

The Atlanta Film Festival. April 13-April 22. Ticket price $10-$750. Multiple venues. atlantafilmfestival.com

Opening night. “Blindspotting.” April 13. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave.


Like Intown Atlanta News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter


Previous coverage:


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

A youth’s second chance, another family’s tragedy
A youth’s second chance, another family’s tragedy

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs decided last year to give Jayden Myrick — the teen accused of shooting a man this month as he left a wedding receiption — a chance to turn his life around. Myrick had been arrested at the age of 14 for his role in an armed robbery and agreed to a negotiated plea of 15 years, to serve seven...
Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after pedestrian killed
Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after pedestrian killed

A woman is facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges after her vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in southwest Atlanta early Sunday, police said. Jamilia Aisha Clark, 43, of Atlanta, was arrested after the incident in the 100 block of Florida Avenue about 3:20 a.m., police spokesman John Chafee said. According to investigators, a vehicle was traveling...
9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 
9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri 

A duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, killed 17 people Thursday night, including the boat’s driver and nine members of an Indiana family, according to authorities. Fourteen other people were injured. >> Read more trending news  Update 12:50 p.m. EDT July 22: The 17 people killed in the duck boat accident...
Police ID parents charged with leaving 3 children,  malnourished man
Police ID parents charged with leaving 3 children,  malnourished man

Police arrested the mother and stepfather of three unsupervised children and a disabled adult who appeared malnourished after officers found them in a southwest Atlanta residence. Shalanda Monroe, 38, and Jarvais Monroe, 33, returned to the scene and were taken into custody Saturday, police spokesman John Chafee said. Officers responded to the...
Group studying transit options to get around Hartsfield area easier
Group studying transit options to get around Hartsfield area easier

Mobility in the area around Hartsfield-Jackson International must be improved before the southside of Atlanta can live up to its potential, leaders hoping to boost economic development say. While MARTA makes it easy to get to Hartsfield-Jackson International, getting around the surrounding areas can be a challenge, said Grady Smith, a project manager...
More Stories