|From left: Ray McKinnon, Abigail Spencer, James Ponsoldt and Joseph Morgan
are all set to walk the red carpet at various ATLFF screenings.
Kicking off with “Mud” tomorrow night, the Atlanta Film Festival couldn’t properly begin without rolling out the red carpet at the Plaza Theatre. Actor Ray McKinnon will be in town representing “Mud,” which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard and Tye Sheridan.
The ATLFF red carpet has always been more of a filmmaker’s event than a showy A-lister ordeal, shining the proper light on the talent and passion behind the projects. Plenty of pretty faces and actors make their way down the press line, however, and this year is no different. McKinnon will appear again Saturday (March 16th) for “Rectify,” his new Georgia-lensed Sundance Channel original series. He is bringing along a few of his stars, too. Abigail Spencer (“Mad Men,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”), Clayne Crawford (“24,” “The Glades,” “Justified”), Kim Wall (“American Reunion”), Sharon Morris (“The Blind Side”) and Adam Fristoe (“Teen Wolf”) are all set to appear. Joseph Morgan of “The Vampire Diaries” will walk the red carpet for the screening of his short film “Revelation.” For the closing night film, “The Spectacular Now,” native Georgian and director James Ponsoldt is scheduled to appear (March 23rd).
More stars and filmmakers could very well make their way to the fest, especially with all the in-town filming taking place.