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2015 Macon Film Festival Schedule

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Friday, July 17
 

3:00pm EDT

Southern Spotlight Documentary - Western

SOUTHERN DOC SPOTLIGHT - WESTERN

Total Run Time: 92:00 
Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: For generations, all that distinguished Eagle Pass, TX, from Piedras Negras, MX, was the Rio Grande. But when darkness descends upon these harmonious border towns, a cowboy and lawman face a new reality that threatens their way of life.


Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201
 
Sunday, July 19
 

10:00am EDT

Festie Bestie Spotlight Film: How Sweet the Sound - The Blind Boys of Alabama

FESTIE BESTIE SPOTLIGHT:
HOW SWEET THE SOUND - BLIND BOYS FROM ALABAMA 

Total Run Time: 95:00 
Director: Leslie McCleave
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: Directed and Produced by Leslie McCleave  Filmed over the course of ten years, How Sweet the Sound tells the story of The Blind Boys of Alabama. They met as children in the 1930’s at a state-run segregated vocational school and would become one of the last great gospel quartets, traversing the famed “gospel highway” and beyond. As the surviving band members recount their unlikely success story, we see a rare, frank view of life on and off the road with these renowned performers, now in their 70’s and 80’s. 

Sunday July 19, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

1:30pm EDT

Programmer's Choice Spotlight Film: Live From New York!

PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE SPOTLIGHT - LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

Total Run Time: 90:00 
Director: Bao Nguyen
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: "Saturday Night Live" has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. Live From New York! goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy and popular culture.

Live From New York! explores the early years of "Saturday Night Live", an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge. Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. Live From New York! captures what has enabled SNL to continually refresh itself over nearly 800 episodes and keep America laughing for 40 years.

 


Sunday July 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201