Top 5 Macon Film Festival Screenings



Plan to attend the 10th Annual Macon Film Festival! Whether you have supported them since the first Festival or will be joining for the first time, you are important to the vision of making Central Georgia a destination for film and screen.

 

1.  raised in the south of normal

JULY 17   The 567  10:00 AM

JULY 18   Douglas Theater   1:45 PM

Lauretta Hannon, author of the bestseller “The Cracker Queen” is interviewed about her childhood years. With a family history of attempted abortion, abandonment, alcoholism, and violence, Lauretta finally returns to her childhood home, confronts the past, and renews her purpose as a writer.

 

 

2.  HOW SWEET THE SOUND:  The Blind Boys of Alabama

JULY 19 Douglas Theater 10:00 AM

The Blind Boys of Alabama met as children in the 1930’s and would become one of the last great gospel quartets, traversing the famed “gospel highway” and beyond. As the surviving band members recount their story, we see a rare, frank view of life on and off the road.

 

3.  DELIVERANCE - GUEST APPEARANCE BY BURT REYNOLDS

JULY 17  TBA

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

 

4.  BILLY MIZE AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

JULY 17 The 567    5:00 PM

JULY 18 Cox Capital Theater  11:45 AM

A unique Sound emerged in the 1950s and 60s, altering the landscape of Country music. Billy Mize, singer-songwriter and founder, gave Buck Owens and Merle Haggard their starts. After a stroke, at a concert event, Billy is determined to take back the mic and end his 20 years of silence.

 

 

5.  THE WRECKING CREW

JULY 21 Douglas Theater 7:30 PM

Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.

 

 

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