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Now an independent entity, Out on Film is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ festivals, one of the 10 largest of its kind in the U.S., and one of only three Oscar-qualifying LGBTQ+ fests.
A free Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert in Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Streets Alive - Southwest, and Ponce City Market becomes a sound art gallery.
Childish Gambino kicks off his “This is America” tour in Duluth, the BeltLine is about to get lit with the Lantern Parade, and PGA Tour is coming to the East Lake Golf Course.
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.
The impressive line-up for this year's 24th annual Out on Film festival opening Thursday night at Landmark Midtown Cinema and running though Oct. 6 only underscores why the Atlanta LGBT cinema festival is one of the oldest and most attended in the country (Out on Film even earned a place on Atlanta magazine's "The Good, the Bad, and the Indie" history of film in Georgia in our September issue). As an honored Out on Film juror, we've already previewed 15 of this year's film in advance. Based on what we've seen, here's our completely unofficial "to do" list for this year's offerings: