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Atlanta Festivals 2009

Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2009


Atlanta is blessed with an amazing array of festivals and fairs that happen all year round. Below is our coverage of the big Festivals in Atlanta in 2009.

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Festivals

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Wednesday January 14, 2009 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 14, 2009 12:04 am EST

Every year since 2000, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has reliably presented the diversity of movies by Jewish artists or otherwise reflecting the Jewish experience. This year, films relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict range from Alan Dershowitz's legalistic documentary The Case for Israel to the family-friendly drama The Little Traitor, starring Alfred Molina.

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Wednesday January 21, 2009 12:04 am EST
Reports of a late-night streaker throw a small town into a tizzy in the doggedly quirky comedy Just Like Home, the final film of the High Museum's Danish Film Festival. The scandalized gossips repeat the words, "You could see everything," which proves particularly funny given that practically no one did see the unclad pedestrian. Plus, the refrain hints at the villagers' reflexive panic that... | more...

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Wednesday January 21, 2009 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday February 18, 2009 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday April 1, 2009 04:00 am EDT

Grab your umbrella and a BLT because when it rains, it pours... The weather didn't scare away devoted bacon lovers from attending the annual Bacon Fest, which took place March 28 at Dad's Garage Theatre. People of all ages came out to enjoy the event's festivities, which included games, live music, beer, and plenty of bacon.

(Photos by Liz Barclay)

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Wednesday April 8, 2009 08:00 am EDT
Two films that delve deeply into the dark, often unseen fringes of Georgia music play back-to-back at this year's Atlanta Film Festival. We Fun is the Atlanta rock ’n’ roll doc the local rock scene doesn't want you to see. Nashville director Matthew Robison and producers Christopher Dortch and Bill Cody (Athens, GA – Inside/Out) spent 10 months in the trenches, behind the scenes and hanging out... | more...

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Wednesday April 8, 2009 08:00 am EDT

Something wicked lurks in the dark corners of the Atlanta Film Festival.

??For 32 years, Atlanta’s cinematic celebration has sought out promising new stars and compelling stories from the realm of American and global independent film. This year’s festival presents 166 features and shorts, bookended by the opening night’s The People Speak, a star-studded dramatization of the work of...

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Wednesday April 8, 2009 12:42 pm EDT
Reviews and Recommendations Atlanta Film Festival 2009 | more...

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Friday April 10, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Sunday April 12, 2009 12:22 pm EDT
image-1Ric: Definitely. When something can bring attention to nature, it’s a good thing. And they are beautiful, they’re beautiful trees. They’re kind of like the cherry blossoms in Japan. They only come a certain time of year, so you might as well enjoy them. The white blossom is different and really stands out in the midst of everyday green, pink and yellow. I’m not a... | more...

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Monday April 13, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday April 21, 2009 09:00 am EDT
Photos from This Year's Festival | more...

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Tuesday April 21, 2009 02:15 pm EDT
Photos from this year's Festival | more...

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Friday April 24, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday April 28, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Inman Park Festival Photos 2009 | more...

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Tuesday April 28, 2009 03:40 pm EDT

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Love and spring and street festivals — they all go hand-in-hand. This year's Inman Park Parade and Festival brought the sun-hungry out in droves. And in costume. Check out more photos from the neighborhood festival.

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Friday May 8, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday May 12, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Sweet Auburn Festival 2009 | more...

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Wednesday May 13, 2009 07:30 am EDT
Summer Festival Guide 2009 | more...

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Wednesday May 13, 2009 07:30 am EDT
Get out, get busy, get beer-ed | more...

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Monday May 18, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Thursday May 21, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Friday May 29, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Friday May 29, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Wednesday June 3, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Photos from East Atlanta Village's BeerFest | more...

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Wednesday June 3, 2009 01:55 pm EDT
The workshop theater takes on the late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter | more...

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Friday June 5, 2009 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday June 9, 2009 04:00 am EDT
"Rathayatra and Panihati Festival" | more...

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Tuesday June 9, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Virginia Highlands Summerfest 2009 | more...

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Tuesday June 16, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Mach 5's Corey Davis gets his hustle on | more...



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