Organizers of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival announced the event’s rich and eclectic lineup of films and panelists. The event’s lineup includes cult classic, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” with a live score by DJ Spooky; hyper-local film, “Athens, GA – Inside/Out”; and hip-hop music film, “Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan,” followed by a Q&A session with director Gerald Barclay.
Event goers will also be treated to Q&A sessions with Academy Award winning director, Ellen Kuras; Godfather of Techno, Juan Atkins; Athens legend, Vanessa Hay; and members of the Atlanta hip-hop/R&B production team, Organized Noize. The festival will also include parties and exclusive VIP events. The inaugural ATLARGE Music Film Festival kicks off this year in downtown Atlanta, October 27-29. The 3-day festival will be co-hosted in partnership with Georgia State University (GSU). Single-day, weekend, and single-film passes are available for purchase and discounts are available for students with ID.
“Music is an integral part of film. And yet there aren’t many events in Atlanta that bring the two industries together in a meaningful way. The beauty of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival is that it creates an opportunity to bring both music and film creators and talent together seamlessly,” said Rob Ganger, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival. “We’ve been particularly intentional about using this event as an opportunity to highlight women in film and music, as they tend to be underrepresented.”
The festival’s venue is primarily on GSU’s campus and was created with a green spirit in mind, requiring little to no use of a car. “The film and music industries in Atlanta are thriving,” said Jason Staten, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival.
“Our partner and co-host, Georgia State University, understands this fact and is launching their new state-of-art Creative Media Institute, which will host our workshop program.” Other notable films include “Contemporary Color,” “High Tech Soul,” “Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot” and the GA premiere of “The Source Family.”