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      Screening: Film Love Retrospective Series in Atlanta

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      May 9, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      1280 Peachtree Street NE
      Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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      Screening: Film Love Retrospective Series

      Event Description

      Film Love concludes its 2019 High Museum retrospective with one of our most popular programs, a tribute to the legendary Atlanta cable TV treasure The American Music Show.

      A charming 1983 video tour of gay cruising sites in Piedmont Park, a be-mohawked RuPaul crashing a civil rights march in character as Starrbooty, the “singing Peek sisters” caterwauling gospel songs while arguing onstage, all with videotaped endorsements from the likes of Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr., James Brown, and Barbara Mandrell and partly presided over by an Atlanta City Council member, who also happened to be Julian Bond’s brother—there is nothing quite like The American Music Show.

      About Film Love
      For almost two decades, Film Love has expanded the landscape of film culture in Atlanta, presenting rare and unusual cinema and highlighting the relationship between film and visual art through public screenings and events. The screenings will blend genres and methods of projection (from 16mm film to digital works). The selections span early cinema through the present, and many are unavailable in consumer formats, making Film Love screenings rare opportunities to see important moving-image works that would not be accessible otherwise.

      About Andy Ditzler
      Andy Ditzler is a curator, musician, artist and scholar based in Atlanta. He is founder and curator of the long-running moving image series Film Love and co-founded the idea collective John Q. He is the recipient of the Artadia Award and other honors. Ditzler earned a degree in music performance from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Emory University, with a concentration in curation.

      Cost: 14.50

      Categories: Film | Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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