The 43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival


The kick off to the 43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival is today! This two-week long festival takes place Thursday, April 4th - Sunday, April 14th. This year’s Opening Night Presentation this is a comedic drama called The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang. The Farwell tells the story of a Chinese family who decides to conceal the news of their grandmother’s terminal illness from her by organizing a spontaneous Chinese wedding in order to reunite and all bid their final farewells. Along with such heartfelt films like The Farewell, patrons, film professionals and movie goers will also have the opportunity to be a part of 11 days worth of workshops, talent and filmmaker appearances, special music, and various film and art presentations.

While many of these films require badge access which can be purchased in advance, we would also like people to know that there are a host of five different free events including the highly anticipated premiere screening of Games of Thrones Season 8! Some of these events require an RSVP while others may not. For full details, please visit Dress Like A Gent has had the privilege of covering the Atlanta Film Festival for nearly 5 years now and we always are stunned and touched by the amazing work put in to make this event possible. Not to mention, all the films I’ve seen there have been simply amazing, thought provoking, heart-wrenching and honest! Be sure to take advantage of these offerings before these two weeks expire!

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