Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are teaming up once again, but this time they are trading their comedy chops for something more serious.
Though he never did get Bettie Page to budge from her insistence on remaining off camera in his feature documentary about her life, Mark Mori is still the only filmmaker to have captured the intensely private Page’s life story on film – straight from her mouth, no less.
What ever happened to Bettie Page? After just seven years as a pinup star, Page ducked out of public view and was elusive for half a century. The mystery is solved—somewhat—in Bettie Page Reveals All, a feature documentary narrated by the Queen of Pinups herself and directed by Georgia State alum Mark Mori.
This week, Chamblee High School graduate Ryan White’s critically acclaimed Beatles documentary Good Ol' Freda comes full circle in two ways. The previously untold story of Freda Kelly, the Liverpool teen who became the Fab Four’s secretary, bowed on British television Tuesday night, and on Friday Good Ol' Freda returns to White’s hometown for one last 2013 theatrical run at The Plaza Theatre.
Before you go all rooting for kindhearted Katniss, consider this: We have our own district tribute in the fight with Atlanta native Stephanie Leigh Schlund, who plays Cashmere. And she’s not just any tribute: She’s from the beautiful, bloodthirsty District One, where career tributes are hardened from birth for vicious war.
In order for this year’s Captain Planet Foundation gala co-chair Cara Isdell Lee to fit into the chic couture created especially for her for the upcoming December 6 fundraiser at the Georgia Aquarium, she had to bang back quite a few cans of Coke this fall. Yes, you read that correctly. And technically speaking, for Lee’s dress to exist at all, she and her friends, her husband, her hairdresser, her babysitter, her babysitter’s boyfriend and even the dress designer, Savannah College of Art & Design graduate Rachel Henderson were required to empty approximately 130 cans of Coca-Cola in its trademark red can. It took that many aluminum vessels to create the hand hole-punched sequins for Lee’s red and silver recycled eco-friendly outfit.
Well, here’s one way to get preteens interested in history. Lure them with visions of Katniss and Peeta. The Atlanta History Center’s Capitol Tour Experience showcases the historic Swan House, one of several Atlanta locations in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in the futuristic (ironic, right?) fantasy series.
As the worst moments of his life played out on screen in the final minutes of Bridegroom inside a theater at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema Thursday night, outside in the hall, Shane Bitney Crone took a moment to recharge. Leaning against a lobby wall, the documentary’s producer and star allowed himself a breather, his cellphone charging in the outlet below him as audience members wept in the next room. When you’re communicating with 18,985 Twitter followers and more than four million people have watched your YouTube video and continue to post heartfelt comments hourly, you need a fully charged phone.
This just in: evidently Atlanta is a great place to like movies. A recent study by Movoto deems Atlanta the third best place in the country for movie lovers. We’ll accept the award, even though we suspect it’s a consolation prize because this is too depressing a place to be a sports fan. Think about it. What better way to forget your crushed playoff dreams than to hide in the dark for three hours?