Richard L. Eldredge
Thunderous applause greeted the six-minute snippet screened at the BronzeLens Film Festival.
Even by eager-to-please Atlanta standards, a new standing ovation record may have been set at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema during October’s BronzeLens Film Festival. After seeing just six minutes of Selma, Paramount Pictures’ upcoming drama chronicling MLK and the 1965 Alabama voting rights campaign, the crowd rose and applauded wildly for director Ava DuVernay.Read more
Beard: I knew my mom would like it. That’s basically why I’m here.
Along with recording artists Lady Antebellum, Wet Willie, Jeff Foxworthy, Francine Reed, and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Wax ‘n’ Facts and DB Records owner Danny Beard was inducted at the 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame ceremonies.Read more
Director Michael Cuesta: We just had to find something green and overgrown.
Atlanta sites in the film include the old Georgia Archives building, an abandoned prison, and an overgrown housing development just outside of the city.Read more
Jane Fonda hosted her annual benefit fundraiser for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential at Woodruff Arts Center with a screening of her new movie.Read more
The two-time Oscar winner hosted an Atlanta benefit premiere of This is Where I Leave You
Jane Fonda returned to Atlanta last week, hosting the North American premiere of her new ensemble comedy-drama This is Where I Leave You as a benefit for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, the nonprofit she founded in 1995.Read more
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman modeled a ring that fetched $6,500
As she greeted guests in the platinum VIP reception at the 22nd annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefit inside the American Cancer Society building downtown, the event’s long-time co-chair Lila Hertz mused for a moment Monday night about sustainability.Read more
After a harrowing health scare, Doria Roberts of Urban Cannibals bakes up a benefit for The Giving Kitchen
”We didn’t know I was in danger. We thought I was pregnant. We were devastated.”
Heading into the holiday season last year, Urban Cannibals owners Doria Roberts and Calavino Donati were secretly thrilled. The singer and the chef, who had been trying to get pregnant, were attempting to hide Roberts’ growing belly from friends and customers. Their elation turned to shock, however, when a medical exam revealed not a baby, […]Read more
Before filming the new Godfather of Soul biopic, the director and star hit the road together
Last summer, before an inch of film was ever shot on the set in Mississippi, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in 42 met up with the director of The Help in Atlanta, they rented a car and road tripped it together to Augusta. Getting the most minute details of James Brown’s life right was a top priority for Get on Up director Tate Taylor and actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays The Godfather of Soul in the new biopic opening in theaters today. With the tsunami of lawsuits and arguments that swirled after the soul pioneer’s 2006 Christmas Day death in Atlanta, it probably didn’t hurt to have the support of the Brown estate either.Read more
The Oscar nominee also discusses the ATL skyline and making Fast and Furious 7 here.
Arriving at Tuesday’s advance screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest superhero summer popcorn movie from Marvel Studios, two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou didn’t duck out for dinner with studio reps once the lights went down. Instead, Hounsou donned his 3D glasses, and settled into a seat with a large bottle of water and a bag of popcorn to watch the two-hour intergalactic comic book come to life. Hounsou is part of an ensemble cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lend their voices to the flick, portraying mutant, mouthy raccoon Rocket, and Groot, a walking, talking tree with a severely limited vocabulary.Read more
“The people in the projects understood me. I told you like it was.”
The album cover consisted of a sticky spider web entangling two dazed women and their confused man. The salacious image told listeners everything they needed to know about Caught Up, R&B singer Millie Jackson’s epic 1974 “soul opera.” The only thing more shocking than dropping the needle on Side One to hear a collection of songs from the perspective of the “other woman”: Flipping the 12-inch piece of vinyl to discover Side Two and songs from “the wife.”Read more