Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Atlanta Film Fest lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 2:51 PM

The Atlanta Film Festival has announced its lineup for the April 10-19 event, available on its website.

I am especially excited to see that the opening film, The Lena Baker Story, about the first and only woman sentenced to die in the electric chair in Georgia and which was shot in Colquitt, Ga., features Jasper, Ala., native Michael Rooker, who made such a creepy film debut in John McNaughton’s 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

The closing-night film is from the wonderful The Station Agent director (and actor in Michael Clayton and Year of the Dog) Tom McCarthy. McCarthy’s The Visitor is about a college professor (Richard Jenkins) who returns to NYC to find his apartment has been rented to two illegal immigrants. Variety called it “this year’s humanistic indie hit.”

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