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Culture notes: Atlanta Film Festival has Georgia in mind; Young Audiences hosting Mad Hatter family event Saturday

Peach-flavored lineup

Promising more Georgia-connected movies than in any of its 36 years, the Atlanta Film Festival has released a handful of titles coming March 23-April 1 to Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema and other cinemas:

  • “John Portman: A Life of Building,” a documentary on the Atlanta architect.
  • “AKA Blondie,” an intimate portrait of the infamous Clermont Lounge exotic dancer.
  • “Hurry Up and Wait,” a documentary about Atlanta based band Gringo Star.
  • “That’s What She Said,” a narrative starring Anne Heche and directed by “True Blood” actress Carrie Preston, a Macon native.
  • “V/H/S,” a horror anthology by six rising directors, partly filmed in Georgia, that recently played the Sundance Film Festival.

Information: 404-352-4225, HOWARD POUSNER

‘Mad’ about fun

Arts-in-education providers to Georgia schools, the Woodruff Arts Center’s Young Audiences division presents its annual public Mad Hatter celebration (ideal for ages 2-10) from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Woodruff’s Memorial Arts Building. Among the attractions, Peter Hart will perform a puppet show and visual artist Karin Mervis will help kids create a miniature winter wonderland, with appearances by the Mad Hatter, of course, Cheshire Cat and more. $12 advance, $15 door (free for under 2). 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, HOWARD POUSNER

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