In late August, crowds will gather outside the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in anticipation of the Marietta International Film Festival. The 1935 movie house sets the stage for a rich mix of films. It’s the fifth year for the event, which receives more than 350 submissions annually.
“You get to see some amazing films from around the world that you [likely]wouldn’t get a chance to see [otherwise],” says Richard Tavernaro, festival founder.
The Marietta International Film Festival has shown 178 films from 43 different countries since 2014.