Around town for the 2012 Savannah Film Festival

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The Trustees Theatre marquee.

It’s been nearly two months since the Savannah Film Festival took place, but many of the films that screened there are just now hitting cinema screens, keeping memories of Georgia’s most prestigious film festival afresh. Oscar contenders like “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Flight,” “Rust & Bone” and “Amour” all played the festival and stars like John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michelle Monaghan, James Gandolfini, Gabourey Sidibe, Matt Dillon and Stan Lee all graced us with their presence this year. It was a great eight days. Here are some pictures I shot during the festival with some miscellaneous shots from around town thrown in.

Setting up for the opening night gala on Broughton Street.

Party in the middle of Broughton, outside the Trustees.

Crowds gather outside for opening night film
“Silver Linings Playbook.”

Attendees spill into the street after “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Screenwriter John Gatins (center) and John Goodman (right) at
Q&A session following “Flight.”

John Gatins and John Goodman from the balcony at the Trustees.

John Gatins and John Goodman.

Diane Lane at Q&A session following special screening of “A Little Romance.”

Diane Lane.

I probably took a thousand pictures.

Michelle Monaghan and director David Jacobson at Q&A session
following “Tomorrow You’re Gone.”

Michelle Monaghan and David Jacobson.

Michelle Monaghan and David Jacobson.

Savannah Cotton Exchange between Bay and River Streets.

Savannah City Hall.

Savannah City Hall and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

The beautiful Lucas Theatre, the secondary venue for the festival.

The Lucas Theatre.

Looking down Broughton Street towards the Trustees.

World famous Leopold’s Ice Cream and the Trustees Theatre.

Forsyth Fountain in Forsyth Park.
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