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Culture notes: Classics for Fox summer film fest; Emory University signs on with Decatur Book Festival

Here’s lookin’ at classics at the Fox, kid

The Fox Theatre plans to celebrate some major movie milestones during the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival kicking off June 14 with a 70th anniversary showing of “Casablanca.” Other classics with anniversaries on the just-announced slate: 40th of “Godfather,” June 15; 25th of “The Princess Bride,” July 15; and 40th of “Deliverance,” July 20. A sing-along version of “The Sound of Music” (1965) will be shown June 24, and the Fox is holding several slots for recent hits TBA. Tickets go on sale May 22 at the Fox box office, 1-855-285-8499, HOWARD POUSNER

Emory teaming with Decatur Book fest

More than a dozen Emory University entities are joining forces to become a major sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Those organizations include the Emory Libraries, including the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and its Raymond Danowski Poetry Library; Arts at Emory with the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts; the Michael C. Carlos Museum; and the Creative Writing Program with the Department of English.

Festival director DarenCQ Wang credited Emory, with its extensive literary offerings for students and the community, for helping set the stage for the annual event begun in 2006. Wang called the sponsorship a “game changer” for the country’s largest independent book fest, held annually over Labor Day weekend, putting Emory on a new level directly below title sponsor the AJC and presenting sponsor DeKalb Medical.

“Working together with a broad group across the university who provide a variety of artistic, cultural and educational offerings for the community will add to our efforts to create awareness of Emory as a center for literary excellence among the expected 80,000 festival attendees,” said Julie Delliquanti, Emory Libraries’ gallery director and associate curator of exhibition. HOWARD POUSNER

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