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Atlanta Underground Film Festival, DocuFest, Animation Attack! show more than 100 indie films this week

"Sita Sings the Blues" shows during Animation Attack! this week. Photo courtesy NinaPaley.com.

Film buffs are smiling this week. Not one, not two, but three indie film festivals will take over eight venues around Atlanta this week with more than 100 films.

There’s a handy guide to the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, known as DocuFest Atlanta, and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival over at the Arts & Culture blog, “Two indie film fests light up screens around the city.”

New to the festivals this year is a series of free drink-and-discuss cocktail gatherings with the film directors — they’ll run at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at The Studio Bar at The Artmore Hotel, 1302 W. Peachtree St.

But let’s not forget the sibling festival, Animation Attack! It includes blocks of animated shorts shown at the Midtown Arts Cinema and Eyedrum, and the 90-minute film, “Sita Sings the Blues,” showing at The Five Spot at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

Here’s a trailer:

Want to go?

Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Aug. 26-30. $8 individual tickets available at film venues 30 minutes before screenings, $40 pass covers AUFF, DocuFest and Animation Attack! events, www.auff.org.

DocuFest Atlanta, Aug. 26-30, $8 individual tickets available at venues 30 minutes before screenings, $25 pass covers DocuFest Atlanta events,  www.docufest.com.

Animation Attack!, Aug. 26-27 and Aug. 29- 30, $8 individual tickets available at film venues 30 minutes before screenings, www.animationattack.com.

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jay

September 4th, 2009
10:20 pm

Experience jazz and blues like never before through a dazzling new film! “Sita Sings the Blues” is a spunky animated retelling of the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana. Told from the virtuous Sita’s point of view, the film features the vocals of jazz legend Annette Hanshaw, whose plaintive lyrics and sensual, bluesy voice perfectly capture Sita’s steadfast devotion to her husband Rama. This gorgeously animated film is now available to rent or own on DVD through Netflix and Amazon

To do list: August 26 | Inside Access

August 26th, 2009
12:02 am

[...] Atlanta Underground Film Festival begins, all day, venues throughout the city, [...]

Michael Halpner

August 25th, 2009
11:36 pm

For more information on the Artmore Hotel, please visit us at http://www.artmorehotel.com. We look forward to welcoming you for the AUFF.

- Michael Halpner
GM- Artmore Hotel

PM

August 25th, 2009
2:06 am

On Wednesday night, make sure you check out the “Max the Hero” cartoon, which was produced & directed by Mike Salva; written & performed by Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, and Michael J. Nelson. (You might know them from Rifftrax or Mystery Science Theater 3000.)

Brett W. Thompson

August 25th, 2009
1:11 am

Thanks SO much for posting this!!

Here’s more info about Animation Attack:

http://asifa-atlanta.blogspot.com/2009/08/animation-attack-2009-press-release.html

-Brett W. Thompson, President of ASIFA-Atlanta