Author Reel Georgia

In 2014, following the ISIS attacks on the Kurdish people and city of Kobane, Bazidi went to the Syrian-Turkish border to volunteer with relief efforts. He encountered a cause and a people group hurting. He took his camera and used it to bring the story of Evlin and the Kurdish people to light.

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By Rebecca Daniel, Senior Staff Writer  Ready for a fun summer activity? Why not catch a free outdoor movie with your friends? All summer long, Georgia will have free movies throughout the state! So check out this list for movie and location information. Atlantic Station (Atlanta) This is always a great place to go for eating, shopping, and seeing a movie. But every Thursday evening, Central Park turns into an outdoor movie theater. June 8: The Fugitive June 15: The Little Rascals June 22: Sabrina June 29: Twister July 6: As Good As It Gets July 13: Pleasantville July 20: 10 Things I Hate About…

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By Cameron McAllister The 12th annual Macon Film Festival—middle Georgia’s largest celebration of cinema—takes place throughout downtown Macon from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. While more information is still forthcoming on Opening Night, special guests/presentations and festival workshops, we’ve got the complete lineup of official selections. At least 16 feature films and dozens of short films are featured, highlighting Macon’s emphasis on Southern storytellers and music. These focuses are a perfect fit for a city like Macon, which has a rich musical history. Last week, much of the city came together for the funeral of Southern rock-legend Gregg Allman, who…

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By Jamie Traner, Senior Staff Writer Georgia-lensed “Baywatch” is one of the most highly anticipated summer blockbusters of 2017, but perhaps the Georgia community is buzzing a little extra. The film, set in Broward County, Florida, was filmed in Miami and Deerfield Beach, Florida, as well as in our very own Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. What to expect of “Baywatch:” think Wendy Peffercorn (of “The Sandlot”) joins “21 Jumpstreet.” The lifeguards of the Bay don’t seem to quit beyond the sand. A job that is “clearly a job for police” only seems to encourage Mitch Buchannon, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and his cohorts, team…

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By Rebecca Daniel, Senior Staff Writer I sit in a packed theater. The previews begin. 5 minutes. 10 minutes. 20 minutes. Are these really still going on? “Dunkirk.” “Alien.” “Valerian.” “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “Thor: Ragnarok.” I’ve already eaten all the candy that I snuck in to the theater. No movie snack during the movie because these previews are so dang long. After 35 minutes of previews, the movie is actually starting. I watch as the Guardians of the Galaxy get involved in their space shenanigans. Bradley Cooper says something angry in a Joe Pesci-esque New York accent. The audience roars…

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By Christina Nicole, Senior Staff Writer “Graduation” comes from writer-director Cristian Mungiu. It played a Cannes last year and is getting a wider release this month. The future is unknown; it is scary yet hopeful. It is where all hopes and dreams live and flourish. We work to see our dreams come true, but things happen that can cause us to lose sight of what we want.

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