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Culture notes: It’s official, ‘Hunger Games’ sequel to film here; panel discussion opens Holocaust series on Wednesday

MOVIES
‘Hunger Games’ sequel to film here

Apparently there is something to those rumored sightings of “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson around Atlanta. Speculative reports that the blockbuster’s sequel “Catching Fire” will film in the metro area were confirmed Monday by Georgia Department of Economic Development commissioner Chris Cummiskey. Updating a group of legislators on how the state’s film business has grown with bigger projects and bigger stars, Cummiskey spilled that “Catching Fire” “is going to be our biggest number ever.” Perhaps realizing he’d let a very large cat out of the bag, Cummiskey said he thought the news “is now public information. If not, oops! They can fire me.” HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
Panel discussion opens ‘Defiance’ series on Wednesday

“Celebrating Defiance,” a nine-part, Anti-Defamation League-sponsored cultural series exploring artistry created in the face of Holocaust horrors, opens at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum. Illustrated with performances, a panel of artists – including Theatrical Outfit’s Tom Key, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández and filmmaker Cory Godbey (“The Last Flight of Petr[CQ] Ginz”) – will discuss the role of art in illuminating tragedy. Free. 1440 Spring St., Atlanta. www.facebook.com/ADLsoutheast. HOWARD POUSNER

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